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India’s COVID-19 caseload rose to 99.56 lakh with 24,010 new infections being reported during the last 24 hours, said Union health ministry on Thursday.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 94.89 lakh.

The total Covid cases mounted to 99, 56,557 and the death toll rose to 1, 44,451 with 355 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 94,89,740 pushing the national recovery rate to 95.31 per cent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.45 per cent.

The COVID-19 active caseload remained below 4 lakh for the eleventh consecutive day.

There are 3, 22,366 active coronavirus infections in the country which comprises 3.24 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

According to the ICMR, 15, 78, 05,240 samples have been tested up to December 16 with 11, 58,960 samples being tested on Wednesday.

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