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New Delhi : A total of 26,382 new Covid-19 cases were recorded in India in last 24 hours taking the tally of cases recorded so far in the country to 99,32,547 at 8 am on December 16, 2020. In contrast, 33,813 Covid-19 patients were declared cured/discharged in last 24 hours taking the tally to 94,56,449 on December 16, 2020, exceeding the number of active cases (3,32,002) by a gigantic margin of 91,24,447. The number of active cases in India was just 3.34% of the total cases on December 16, 2020, a drop of 7,818  cases in last 24 hours.

Of the 99,32,547 cases recorded so far in the country, altogether 94,56,449 patients have been declared cured with the recovery rate being 95.21%. India has tested 15,66,46,280 samples till date including 10,85,625 samples on December 15, 2020.

The Covid-19 jclimbed to 1,44,096 with 387 new deaths being recorded in the country in last 24 hours including 70 from Maharashtra, 45 from West Bengal, 41 from Delhi, 33 from Kerala, 23 from Madhya Pradesh,  20 from Uttar Pradesh, 19 from Chhattisgarh, 19 from Punjab, 18 from Haryana, 13 from Himachal Pradesh, 13 from Rajasthan, 11 from Gujarat, 11 from Karnataka, 10 from Tamilnadu, 5 rom Andhra Pradesh, and 4 from Bihar. The Case Fatality Rate was 1.45% in the country on December 16, 2020.  India had recorded 354 new deaths on December 15, 2020.

COVID-19 death toll in India on December 16, 2020, is : Maharashtra (48,339), Tamilnadu (11,919), Karnataka (11,965), Delhi (10,115), Andhra Pradesh (7,064), Uttar Pradesh (8,103), West Bengal (9,145), Gujarat (4,193), Madhya Pradesh (3,425), Rajasthan (2,568),  Punjab (5,117), Telengana (1,502), J&K (1,812), Haryana (2,751), Bihar (1,329), Odisha (1,815), Jharkhand (1,001), Assam (1,004), Uttarakhand (1,372), Kerala (2,680), Chhattisgarh (3,135), Puducherry (620), Goa (710), Tripura (378), Chandigarh (304), Andaman & Nicobar (61), Himachal Pradesh (836), Ladakh (123), Manipur (327), Nagaland (69), Meghalaya (131), Arunachal Pradesh (55), Sikkim (119), Mizoram (7), and Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu (2 ).