COVID-19: India records 24,010 new cases in last 24 hours

As per the data released by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India on December 17 reported single-day spike of 24,010 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. 355 deaths in the same period pushed the COVID-19 toll in the country to 1,44,451. India's confirmed cases of coronavirus stand at 99,56,558 which include 3,22,366 active infections. More than 94,89,740 people have recovered from the virus with 33,291 new discharges in last 24 hours. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 11,58,960 samples were tested on December 16. Cumulative samples tested for COVID-19 till December 16 are 15,78,05,240.