Kolkata: Today is the 377th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic.
India recorded an all-time high of 1,03,558 coronavirus infections in a day pushing the nationwide COVID-19 tally to 1,25,89,067, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.
The single-day rise in cases surpassed the earlier peak of 97,894 infections reported on September 17, last year, making it the highest since the pandemic began in India, while the death toll increased to 1,65,101 with 478 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.
Registering a steady increase for the 26th day in row, the active cases have increased to 7,41,830 comprising 5.89 percent of the total infections, while the recovery rate has further dropped to 92.80 percent, the data stated.
The active caseload was at its lowest at 1, 35,926 on February 12 comprising 1.25 percent of the total infections. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,16,82,136, while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.31 percent, the data stated.
India’s regulator has also granted restricted emergency use approval for two vaccines — Covishield and Covaxin. All persons above the age of 45 are eligible to get vaccinated.
Globally, more than 13.05 crore people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 29.81 lakh have died so far.