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India reported a massive drop in Covid cases with 165 new infections reported in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday. This drop in cases came a day after the country reported 226 cases.

With this the active cases further declined to 4,345. The total tally of Covid cases in the country now stands at 4.46 crore.

The death toll has climbed to 5,30,633 with two reconciled by Kerala and one death reported from Delhi in the last 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases comprise 0.01 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate increased to 98.80 per cent, according to the ministry website.

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A decrease of 89 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,41,38,805, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 per cent. 

Under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive, 219.94 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far. 

India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 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 surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. 

The country crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23 last year. It crossed the four-crore mark on January 25 this year. 

(With inputs from PTI)

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