Coronavirus Dec 24 highlights: India's COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,01,23,778 with24,712 new infections being reported in a day, while the recoveries have surged to 96.93 lakh, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday. The death toll increased to 1,46,756 with 312 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 96,93,173 pushing the national recovery rate to95.75 percent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.45 percent. The COVID-19 active caseload remained below 3 lakh for the third consecutive day. There are 2,83,849 active coronavirus infections in the country which comprises 2.80 percent of the total caseload, the data stated.