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54,044 new coronavirus infections, 717 deaths reported in a day in India

October 21, 2020 11:21 AM

New Delhi, October 21

A total of 54, 044 new coronavirus infections were reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to 1, 15, 914 with 717 fatalities being registered in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.

A total of 67, 95, 103 people have recuperated from the disease so far pushing the national recovery rate to 88.81 per cent while the case fatality rate due COVID-19 has dropped to 1.51 per cent.

There are 7, 40, 090 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 9.67 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 9, 72, 00, 379 samples have been tested up to October 20 with 10, 83, 608 samples being tested on Tuesday.
- PTI

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