India records 24,010 new Covid-19 cases, tally rises to 99.56 lakh

New Delhi: India recorded 24,021 new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the last 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry update on Thursday.

So far, India has recorded 99,56,557 confirmed COVID- 19 cases, including 1,44,451 deaths.

The country also recorded 355 fresh fatalities due to the disease which pushed the nationwide death toll to 1,44,451.

The active caseload has now diminished to 3.34 per cent of the total number of infections reported in the country, according to the health ministry.

The reported active COVID-19 cases in India stand at 3,22,366, according to the Union Health Ministry. As many as 94,89,740 COVID-19 patients have been cured and discharged so far.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative total of 15,78,05,240 samples have been tested for COVID-19 up to December 16 with 11,58,960 samples being tested on Wednesday.

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