COVID-19: India cross 40,000-mark for first time in four months, 154 die

India on Saturday recorded a whopping 40,953 new cases of COVID-19 during the past 24 hours, pushing the country caseload to 1,15,55,284, while the death toll surged to 1,59,558 with 188 more fatalities.

According to the Union Health Ministry, the active cases rose by 17,112 to stand at 2,88,394. It is now 2.50 per cent of the total caseload.

The past 24 hours saw 23,653 people recovering from the deadly virus, taking the total recovery count to 1,11,07,332, which is 96.12 per cent of the case tally. The fatality rate stood at 1.38 per cent.

Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that a total of 23,24,31,517 lakh samples have been tested so far for coronavirus. Out of this, 10,60,971 were tested in the past one day.

On the vaccination front, a total of 27,23,575 vaccine doses have been administered in the past day, mounting the total number of vaccinations to 4,20,63,392.


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