India reports 19,556 new coronavirus cases, Lowest in nearly 6 months

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Last Updated: Tue, Dec 22nd, 2020, 11:48:25hrs
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New Delhi:  The number of new coronavirus infections reported in a span of 24 hours was recorded below 20,000 after nearly six months while the COVID-19 active caseload fell below 3 lakh, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.

With the addition of new cases, the country's coronavirus count reached 1,00,75,116 on Tuesday. At present, the active coronavirus cases in the country dropped to 2,92,518 after 30,376 new recoveries were recorded. The overall recoveries have now mounted to 96,36,487.

As per Health Ministry 301 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 1,46,111.

Kerala has 60,670 active coronavirus cases, the highest in the country, Maharashtra follows with 60,593.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 16,31,70,557 samples tested for COVID-19 up to December 21, of these, 10,72,228 samples were tested on Monday.

On Monday, the Union Health Ministry informed that India's present active caseload consists of just 3.02 per cent of the country's total positive cases and the recovery rate improved to 95.53 per cent. 

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