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With new 44,684 COVID-19 infections reported in the last 24 hours, India’s total cases surged to 87,73,479, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Saturday.

With 520 new deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the toll mounts to 1,29,188.

The total number of active cases stand at 4,80,719 after a decrease of 3,828 in the last 24 hours.

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Total discharged cases stand at 81,63,572 with 47,992 new discharges in the last 24 hours.

The Ministry of Health revealed that, the recovery rate in India is at 93.05 percent while the fatality rate is at 1.47 percent. The active cases comprise of 5.48 percent of the total cases as of Saturday.

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Maharashtra has reported 85,583 active cases, 16,05,064 recoveries and 45,682 deaths due to the disease so far while Karnataka recorded 29,489 active cases, 8,14,949 recoveries and 11,474 deaths so far.

The national capital reported 43,116 active cases and 7,332 deaths while 4,16,580 people recovered from the infection till now.

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According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 12,40,31,230 samples have been tested for COVID-19.