On Wednesday, India became the third country to record some1.5 lakh deaths from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), reports Hindustan Times.
The country recorded 264 fresh fatalities in the last 24 hours which took the death toll to 1,50,114, according to the latest update by India's Union Home Ministry.
According to Worldometers, United States has the highest number of fatalities (3,65,620) followed by Brazil with 1,97,777 deaths due to the disease.
The last few weeks have seen a steady fall in the number of daily caseloads in India.
The country recorded 16,375 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday which is the lowest in over six months.
The active caseload remained below three lakh for the 16th consecutive day on Wednesday. According to the country's health ministry update, India's active caseload stands at 2,27,546.
India's Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 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.
Meanwhile, India's Covid-19 caseload rose to 1,03,74,932 with 18,088 infections being reported in a day, while the recoveries are nearing one crore, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Wednesday.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 99,97,272 pushing the national recovery rate to 96.36 per cent, while the Covid-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.45%.
The Covid-19 active caseload remained below 3 lakh for the 16th consecutive day.