India’s COVID-19 death toll rises to 1,45,810 with 333 fresh fatalities

New Delhi: India on Monday reported 24,337 fresh cases of coronavirus and 333 deaths in a span of 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry. With the 24,337 fresh coronavirus cases, India’s total tally has now climbed to 1,00,55,560.

The death toll in India due to the novel coronavirus pandemic has risen to 1,45,810, the Union Health Ministry has said.

As many as 96,06,111 COVID-19 patients have been cured and discharged so far, the Union Health Ministry has said in its latest update.

There are 3,03,639 active coronavirus cases in the country. The active cases comprise 3.02 per cent of the total caseload, the ministry has said.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative total of 16,20,98,329 samples have been tested for COVID-19 up to December 20 with 9,00,134 samples being tested on Sunday.

India’s coronavirus tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16.

It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19.