Indian virus fatalities reach 31,358

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New Delhi: India’s new cases of COVID-19 continue to rise at an alarming rate, with the country reporting 48,916 fresh cases on Saturday morning. The country’s confirmed tally of the viral infection zoomed past 13 lakh on Saturday, just two days after it crossed the 12 lakh mark.
With 48,916 fresh cases, the country’s confirmed tally stands at 13,36,861, while the death toll rose to 31,358 with 757 more people succumbing to the disease in the 24 hours since 8 am on Friday. The Union health ministry said that 8,49,431 people with the disease have been cured or discharged, meaning there are currently 4,56,071 active COVID-19 cases in the country. Around 63.54% of people have recovered so far.–Agencies