Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: India's COVID-19 tally raced past 52 lakh with 96,424 people testing positive in a day, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease rose to 41,12,551 on Friday, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The country's recovery rate stands at 78.86 percent. The total coronavirus cases mounted to52,14,677, while the death toll climbed to 84,372 with the virus claiming 1,174 lives in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed. The COVID-19 case fatality rate due to the coronavirus infection has further dropped to 1.62 percent. There are 10,17,754 active cases of COVID-19 in the country which comprises 19.52 percent of the total caseload, the data stated.