COVID-19: Daily Deaths Below 300 After Over 6 Months

New Delhi: India’s COVID-19 death toll reached 1,47,343 on Saturday after the country’s daily new fatality count was reported below 300 after over six months.

Meanwhile, the infection tally rose to 1,01,69,118, according to data updated by the Union Health Ministry on Saturday.

A total of 251 more deaths and 22,273 new infections were reported in a 24-hour period, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 97,40,108, pushing the national recovery rate to 95.78 percent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.45 percent.

The active caseload remained below three lakh for the fifth consecutive day. There are 2,81,667 active coronavirus infections in the country, constituting 2.77 percent of the total caseload, the data stated.