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India reported 83,809 new infections in the last 24 hours, taking the COVID-19 tally beyond the 49-lakh mark.

The pandemic claimed 1054 lives in the last 24 hours which pushed the death toll over 80,000.
The country now has 9.90 lakh active cases. A total 38.59 lakh patients in the country have recovered from Covid-19.

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However the sliver lining is the declining fatality, which currently stands at 1.64 percent. According to the health ministry, the case fatality rate (CFR) is one of the lowest in the world and efforts are on to further reduce it to less than one percent.

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Maharashtra remains the worst affected state by the pandemic, followed by Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh.

Meanwhile, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said India has managed the coronavirus situation well and that the lockdown has helped prevent nearly 29 lakh cases.

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At present, India’s total number of infections is only behind the United States, which still accounts for the highest number of cases and deaths.