Coronavirus: India logs 8,895 new COVID cases, 2,796 deaths as Bihar reconciles data
The cumulative Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country so far has exceeded 127.61 crore, under the nationwide vaccination drive.
India logged a daily spike of 8,895 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally of Covid-19 cases to 3,46,33,255. The country also recorded 2,796 new deaths, pushing the total death count to 4,73,326 as two states – Bihar and Kerala – carried out a reconciliation exercise of its Covid data. As per health ministry, the death toll saw a jump of 2,796 fatalities after 2,426 reconciled deaths by Bihar were adjusted in Sunday's database. Kerala also cleared a backlog of 263 deaths.
The active cases now stand at 99,155, and comprise 0.29 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020. A decrease of 819 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours, the Health Ministry said. Meanwhile, in the last 24 hours, as many as 6,918 people recuperated from Covid-19, taking the total number of recoveries to 34,060,774. The recovery rate is currently at 98.35 per cent, the data also showed.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) data, a total of 12,26,064 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. The cumulative Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country so far has exceeded 127.61 crore, under the nationwide vaccination drive. After 2 months, India jabbed over 1 crore people in a day.