India's COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,03,40,470 on Monday, with 16,505 new infections being reported in a day, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 99,46,867 pushing the national recovery rate to 96.19 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. The death toll increased to 1,49,649 with 214 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 99,46,867, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.45 per cent.
The COVID-19 active caseload continues to remain below the 3 lakh-mark.
|Total||Change since yesterday||Cumulative||Change since yesterday||Cumulative||Change since yesterday|
|1||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||40||8||4846||9||62|
|8||Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu||9||2||3368||3||2|
|14||Jammu and Kashmir||2975||24||116792||205||1886||1|
There are 2,43,953 active coronavirus infections in the country which comprises 2.63 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.
India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16.
It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19.
The 214 new fatalities include 35 from Maharashtra, 26 from West Bengal, 14 from Delhi, 25 from Kerala and 16 from Uttar Pradesh.
A total of 1,48,153 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 49,666 from Maharashtra followed by 12,107 from Karnataka, 12,156 from Tamil Nadu, 10,585 from Delhi, 9,792 from West Bengal, 8,403 from Uttar Pradesh, 7,115 from Andhra Pradesh and 5,376 from Punjab.
The health ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.
"Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research," the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.