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India on Saturday reported 30,254 new coronavirus cases taking the country’s total to 98,57,029, the Union Health Ministry data said.

The death toll has mounted to 1,43,019 with 391 new deaths in the last 24 hours. For the last seven days, daily deaths have been below the 500-mark.

India’s total coronavirus active caseload has dropped to below 3.6 lakh and is at 3,56,546, the Union health ministry said on Saturday.

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In a statement, the ministry said the drop has been possible due to recoveries exceeding daily new cases and the low number of fatalities per day.

“India’s trajectory of active cases continues to follow a steadily dipping path. The total active caseload has dropped below 3.6 lakh (3,59,819) today (Saturday),” the ministry said.

The total active cases in the country are at 3,56,546 after a decrease of 3,273 in the last 24 hours.

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The total discharged cases stand at 93,57,464 with 33,136 new discharges in the last 24 hours.

While the active cases comprise 3.62% of the total cases, the recovery rate in India currently stands at 94.89%. The fatality rate in India is at 1.45%. The last week shows the sustained decline in the daily cases for the six most affected states – Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, it said.

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“The daily new recoveries recorded in the country have been more than the daily cases registered since the last 15 days. The number of daily new cases in the last 24 hours is 30,006. While 33,494 cases recovered and discharged during the same duration,” the ministry said.