40,715 New COVID Cases in India, Death Toll Rises by 199 to 1.60 L
There are currently 3,45,377 active cases across the country, while 1,11,81,253 patients have been discharged.
India on Tuesday, 23 March, reported 40,715 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally in the country to 1,16,86,796. The death toll increased by 199 to 1,60,166.
According to the Union Health Ministry data, there are currently 3,45,377 active cases across the country, while 1,11,81,253 patients have been discharged, with 29,785 discharges reported in the last 24 hours.
A total of 23,54,13,233 samples have been tested for COVID-19 up till 22 March, of which 9,67,459 samples were tested on Monday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.
India's coronavirus curve had been steadily declining after reaching a peak of 90,000-plus cases in September. However, cases started increasing again rapidly last month, with Maharashtra leading the surge.
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