New Delhi: India’s COVID-19 tally crossed 75-lakh mark on Monday, as new cases dropped below 60,000 for the second time this month.
In the last 24 hours, India recorded 55,722 new COVID-19 cases and 579 new deaths as per the Ministry of Health data.
The total coronavirus cases in the South Asian country now stand at 75,50,273 which includes 7,72,055 active cases and 66,63,608 cured/discharged cases showed the Ministry data. The death toll climbed to 1,14,610.
On October 13, India had last registered daily cases below 60,000. The active cases of the virus remained below 8 lakh for the third consecutive day.
The national recovery rate has improved to 88.26 per cent while the case fatality rate due COVID-19 stands at 1.52 per cent.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative total of 9,50,83,976 samples have been tested up to October 18 with 8,59,786 samples being tested on Sunday.