With 66,732 new cases, the coronavirus tally in India has now risen to over 71 lakh. As many as 816 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the casualties to 1,09,150.
Of the 71,20,539 infections, the recoveries stand at 61,49,536, while 8,61,853 cases are still active. With increasing recoveries, India has sustained its leading global position with the maximum recovered cases.
With the spread of Covid-19 infections slowing down, India on Sunday recorded less than 70,000 cases and below 900 fatalities for the first time in the last six days as active cases continued to slide for the tenth consecutive day. India’s total case tally stands at 71,20,539 with 8,61,853 active cases. Stay with TOI for all the live updates
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The Union Health Ministry has claimed that India’s Covid-19 recoveries crossed the 60-lakh mark, while less than 1000 coronavirus deaths have been recorded daily for eight consecutive days.
Active cases of coronavirus are less than nine lakh for the third day in a row.
With increasing recoveries, India has sustained its leading global position with the maximum recovered cases.
According to the Ministry, the five top States with the maximum caseload (61 per cent of the active cases) are also contributing more than half (54.3 per cent) of the total recoveries.