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India reports 23,950 new Covid-19 cases, 333 deaths

ANI | Updated: Dec 23, 2020 23:51 IST

New Delhi [India], December 23 (ANI): With 23,950 new cases in the last 24 hours, India's Covid-19 tally reached 1,00,99,066, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed on Wednesday.
The total figure includes 2,89,240 active cases and 96,63,382 recoveries.
As many as 333 lives were claimed by the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative death toll to 1,46,444.
Following the national trend, 26 states and Union Territories currently have less than 10,000 active cases.
The daily recoveries have been exceeding the daily new cases consistently, ensuring a total net reduction of the active caseload. A net decline of 3,278 cases has been recorded in the total active cases in the last 24 hours.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), as many as 16,42,68,721 tests have been conducted for the virus, including 10,98,164 samples in the last 24 hours. The testing capacity of the country has grown to 15 lakh tests per day.
India's testing infrastructure has seen a significant boost with 2,276 labs across the country. India's tests per million population (TPM) are 1,19,035. 23 States/UTs have better tests per million than the national average.
Kerala continued to report high Covid-19 numbers with 6,169 new cases on Wednesday. The number of active cases in the state now stands 62,802, the state health department informed.
As many as 6,55,644 patients have recovered from the disease.
Maharashtra reported 3,913 new Covid-19 cases and 93 deaths today, as per the State Health Department.
The total number of positive cases in the state now stands at 19,06,371, while the total number of recoveries stands at 18,01,700.
There are currently 54,573 active cases. The death toll stands at 48969.
The national capital reported 18 deaths and 871 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of active cases to 8,003. The total number of positive cases stands at 6,19,618, while the death toll is 10,347. (ANI)