New Delhi, Nov. 22 -- India's COVID-19 caseload nears to 10 lakh, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to over 85.21lakh pushing the national recovery rate to 93.67 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data on Sunday.

The total coronavirus cases mounted to 90,95,806 with 45,209 infections being reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to 13,32,27 with 501 new fatalities.

The number of active cases remained below five lakh for the twelfth day consecutive day. There are 44,09,62active cases of coronavirus infection in the country as on date, which comprises 4.86 per cent of the total caseload, as per the data.

"A total of 13,17,33,134 samples tested for covid-19, up to 21 November. Of...