India reports 73,272 new COVID19 cases, 926 fresh fatalities

India reported 73,272 new coronavirus cases in a span of 24 hours, taking the overall caseload to 69,79,423, while 59,88,822 people have recuperated so far, pushing the recovery rate to 85.81 percent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated Saturday.The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 1,07,416 with 926 people succumbing to the disease during the period, the data updated at 8 am showed.For the second day in a row, the number of active coronavirus cases remained below 9 lakh.There are 8,83,185 active cases of infection in the country which make 12.65 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.The COVID-19 case fatality rate was recorded at 1.54 per cent.