India's COVID-19 tally approaches 1 crore mark

With 22,889 new COVID-19 infections, India's total cases increased to 99,79,447. With 338 new deaths, toll mounts to 1,44,789. Total active cases stood at 3,13,831, while total discharged cases at 95,20,827 with 31,087 new discharges in the last 24 hours. A total of 15,89,18,646 samples tested for COVID-19 up to 17th December. Of these 11,13,406 samples were tested on December 17.