Coronavirus India Live News Update: India's COVID-19 Tally Soars To 13,36,861 With 48,916 Fresh Cases

India's COVID-19 tally zoomed past 13 lakh on Saturday, just two days after it crossed the 12-lakh mark, according to the Union Health Ministry.

With 48,916 fresh cases, the country's coronavirus infection tally surged to 13,36,861, while the death count rose to 31,358 with 757 more people succumbing to the disease in the last 24 hours, it said.

There are currently 4,56,071 active cases of COVID-19 in the country.

Meanwhile, the country's COVID-19 testing hit record high of 4.20 lakh samples in a day, the highest ever, the Union Health Ministry said , crediting the increase in number of labs for the achievement.

India had only one lab for testing samples for the disease in January but it has now increased the number to 1,301, including private labs. The Health Ministry said revised guidelines by ICMR and all-round efforts by states also aided in widespread testing.

Artical - Akash Yadav