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As a second wave of coronavirus grips India, the nation registered a record single-day spike of 1,45,384 fresh Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, pushing its infection tally to 1,32,05,926, the data released by Union Health Ministry on Saturday showed.

The death toll rises to 1,68,436 with 794 daily new deaths, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The number of active cases has breached the 10-lakh mark again after around six-and-a-half months, while the death toll due to the viral disease has gone up to 1,68,436 with 794 more fatalities, the highest since October 18 last year, the ministry's data stated.

With a fast increase for the 31st day in a row, the active caseload in the nation is 10,46,631 accounting for 7.93 percent of its total caseload, while 1,19,90,859 people have recovered from the disease.  

The national recovery rate and the case fatality rate have further dropped to 90.80 percent and 1.28 percent respectively.

The active caseload was at its lowest at 1,35,926 on February 12, accounting for only 1.25 percent of the total number of cases in the nation.

Nation's Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, and 50 lakh on September 16.

It went past  60 lakh on September 28,  70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20, and exceeded the one-crore mark on December 19.
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