COVID-19: India records 10,584 new cases

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NEWDELHI, Feb 23, 2021 (BSS/PTI)-India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases surged
to 1,10,16,434 with 10,584 new infections being reported in a day, while the
recoveries have crossed 1.07 crore, according to the Union Health Ministry
data updated on Tuesday.

The death toll increased to 1,56,463 with 78 new fatalities, the data
updated at 8 am showed. The number of people who have recuperated from the
disease surged to 1,07,12,665 which translates to a national COVID-19
recovery rate of 97.24 per cent and the case fatality rate stands at 1.42 per
cent.

The active coronavirus infections in the country have reduced to 1,47,306
which comprises 1.34 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

India’s COVID-19 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.

According to the ICMR, 21,22,30,431 samples have been tested up to
February 22 with 6,78,685 samples being tested on Monday.