India reports 46,148 fresh infections

 India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases surged to 3,02,79,331 with 46,148 new infections being reported in a day, while the recoveries have crossed 2.93 crores, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

The death count increased to 3,96,730 with 979 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The pace of vaccination in the country is increasing with an average of over 60 lakh vaccinations taking place on a daily basis.

But it faces the challenge of a gender gap: 54 per cent men have received the vaccine compared to 46 per cent women — a gap of 8 per cent. In terms of population, India has only 5 per cent more men than women.