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9,102 new Covid cases, lowest rise in over 7 months

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Roshneesh Kmaneck
January 26, 2021 10:52 IST
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India reported 9,102 fresh coronavirus cases in a day, the lowest in around eight months, as the infection tally reached 1,06,76,838, according to Union health ministry data on Tuesday.

IMAGE: A man cycles past a graffiti covered wall amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease on a street in Navi Mumbai, India. Photograph: Francis Mascarenhas/Reuters

During the same period, 117 fatalities were recorded, also the lowest in over eight months, taking the death toll to 1,53,587.

India had reported a single-day rise of 8,909 cases on June 3 and 103 deaths on May 16.


According to the health ministry, 1,03,45,985 people have recuperated from the disease so far pushing the national COVID-19 recovery rate to 96.90 per cent. The case fatality rate stood at 1.44 per cent.

There are 1,77,266 active cases of coronavirus infections in the country which comprises 1.66 per cent of the total cases reported so far. It was for the seventh consecutive day that the active caseload remained below 2 lakh.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 19,30,62,694 samples have been tested for COVID-19 detection up to January 25 with 7,25,577 of them being tested on Monday.

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