India reports 10,549 fresh coronavirus cases

India added 10,549 new coronavirus cases and 488 fatalities in the last 24 hours, pushing the country’s cumulative cases to 3,45,55,431 while the death count climbed to 4,67,468, the health ministry said today.

Active cases in India now stand at 1,10,133, the lowest in 539 days, and comprises 0.32 per cent of total infections. The national recovery rate stands at 98.33 per cent, the highest since March 2020.

The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 20,000 for 49 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 152 consecutive days now.

India has administered over 120 crore Covid vaccine doses till date.

Of the 488 new deaths recorded today, 384 were in Kerala and 50 were from Maharashtra.