New Delhi, Dec 29: India with the continuing downward trend in the daily spike of nCoV cases on Tuesday clocked a fresh rise of 16,432 new infections during the past 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry update said here.
With the latest spike in cases, the COVID case tally of the country as now reached 1,02,24,303.
Since Monday, the active case load of the country has dropped by 8,720 cases, and presently, the nation is home to 2,68,581 active cases, the government data update added.
India’s current active caseload consists of just 2.63 per cent of its total positive cases and the figure has reduced, going back similar to what it was around six months ago during the month of July.
There were 24,900 patients who recovered from the infection during the past one day, taking the total recoveries from COVID so far to 98,07,569.
However, the country has lost 252 more lives to the virus spread since Sunday and the pandemic death toll has now reached 1,48,153.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research , 16,98,01,749 cumulative samples have been tested till date for the nCoV infection.
In percentage, the deaths are 1.45 per cent, recoveries 95.92 per cent and the active cases now 2.63 per cent of the total case count of the nation so far.