India registered a single-day rise of 40 new Covid-19 cases, said the Union Health Ministry data on Monday. The active caseload has been recorded at 456, it added.
According to the latest data, the death toll has been recorded at 5,32,031 (5.32 lakh). The country's Covid case tally is at 4,49,98,565 (4.49 crore).
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease is at 4,44,66,078 (4.44 crore) while the national recovery rate stands at 98.
81 per cent, according to the health ministry website.
The case fatality rate stands at 1.18 per cent. According to the website, 220.67 crore Covid vaccine doses have been administered in India so far.
Memorial for journalists killed during COVID-19
In a crucial development in the fight against Covid, the Noida Media Club said on Monday said a national memorial dedicated to journalists who lost their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic will be inaugurated on October 2. Besides the memorial's inauguration, tributes will be paid to the 497 journalists from 26 states and Union Territories who died during the pandemic, it said in a statement.
"The memorial -- made of black marble -- is triangular in shape with three faces on a circular base and has a height of six metres. The triangle design refers to the three streams of media -- print, electronic and digital," the Noida Media Club stated.
"The memorial reflects the spirit of devotion to duty, the desire to strengthen Indian democratic values and the spirit of 'news first'," it added.
(With PTI inputs)