India’s active caseload passed the 34 lakh-mark on Monday with 3,68,147 fresh infections added in 24 hours, six per cent lower than Sunday’s spike. Over 3,417 Covid-linked deaths have been reported since Sunday, taking total deaths to 2,18,959.
India has been reporting over three lakh infections everyday for more than 10 days now. On Saturday, India posted a grim global record in daily Covid surge with over four lakh infections.
India’s positivity rate, the percentage of people who test positive out of all the tests conducted, stood at 24.46 per cent Monday morning.
The second wave of coronavirus has burdened the healthcare system with most finding it difficult to get beds in hospitals and arrange for oxygen for their patients.