Coronavirus: India reports 46,148 new COVID-19 cases, 979 deaths in last 24 hours
India reported 46,148 new Covid-19 cases and 979 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to data released by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Monday.
India on Monday reported 46,148 new Covid-19 infections over the past 24 hours, as per the Union health ministry data. India's total Covid-19 caseload now stands at 30.27 million.
India also reported 979 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total death tally to 3,96,730.
Daily recoveries continue to outnumber the daily new cases for the 46th consecutive day, with 58,578 recoveries in the last 24 hours, dropping the active caseload down to 5,72,994.
The active cases declined to 5,72,994 comprising 1.89% of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate has improved to 96.80%, the data updated at 8 am showed.
India's Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore on May 4 and 3 crore on June 23.
According to the data published at 7 am, the cumulative vaccine doses administered in the country has reached 32.36 crore under Nationwide Vaccination Drive. "India achieves another milestone in Covid-19 vaccination and overtakes the USA in total number of Covid vaccine doses administered," the ministry said.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 40,63,71,279 samples have been tested for coronavirus so far.
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