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India Covid Tally Crosses 60 Lakh With 82,170 New Cases; 1,039 Deaths

India Covid Tally Crosses 60 Lakh With 82,170 New Cases; 1,039 Deaths

India reported 82,170 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, Health Ministry data shows.

New Delhi:

India's COVID-19 tally has crossed 60-lakh mark with a spike of 82,170 new coronavirus cases and 1,039 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry data released this morning. The country now has 60,74,703 total cases of coronavirus.

According to the government data, with 74,893 more people having fought off COVID-19, the number of total recoveries crossed 50 lakh to stand at 50,16,520. The overall recovery rate in the country is 82.58 per cent.

A total of 95,542 people have lost their lives to COVID-19 till now. More than 1,000 people a day have died due to coronavirus since September 2. The country's fatality rate stands at 1.57 per cent.

The country now has 9.62 lakh active cases of coronavirus.

With more than 60 lakh cases, India is the second worst-affected country by the coronavirus pandemic, second only to the United States which has more than 73 lakh cases. Global coronavirus infections have soared past 3.3 crore.

COVID-19, which broke out in China's Wuhan less than a year ago, has claimed the lives of more than 10 lakh people across the world.