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There are 9,70,116 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 16.67 per cent of the total caseload, the health ministry data stated.
The country registered 86,508 new Covid cases in the span of 24 hours while the total recoveries surged to 46,74,987.
While 45 lakh people recovered from the disease, the country's death toll climbed to 90,020 with 1,085 people succumbing to the disease in a day.
The ICMR clarification came after a report that team behind sero survey was asked to either hold it back or remove data on containment zones.
The fatality rate due to coronavirus has further declined to 1.6 per cent. There are 10,03,299 active cases in the country as of now, which comprises 18.28 per cent of the total caseload.
A total of 94,612 people recovered from the virus in last 24 hours, taking the recovery rate to 79.68 per cent, while 92,605 people tested positive for the disease during this period.
While the number of people who have recuperated from the disease rose to 41,12,551, the death toll climbed to 84,372 with the virus claiming 1,174 lives in a span of 24 hours.
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The total coronavirus cases mounted to 51,18,253, while the death toll climbed to 83,198 with the virus claiming 1,132 lives in a span of 24 hours.
A study, which is yet to be peer reviewed, noted that 2 health care workers working in a Covid ward were infected by SARS-CoV-2 virus twice over a span of three months.