India records 63,371 new COVID-19 cases

New Delhi: India on Friday recorded as many as 63,371 new coronavirus cases and 895 deaths in the last 24 hours, the lowest in months, according to Union health ministry data.

The total cases of coronavirus infections stand at 73,70,469 while the death toll climbs to 1,12,161.

Of these, 8,04,528 are active cases while 63,83,441 people have been recovered, according to the health ministry. For eight days in a row, the active cases of COVID-19 remained below 9 lakh.

The COVID-19 case fatality rate due COVID-19 was recorded at 1.52 per cent. 

"India continues to have one of the lowest COVID-19 deaths per million population globally, currently pegged at 80," the ministry said. Asianet Online