NEW DELHI: The Union Health Ministry informed on Monday that Covid-19 cases in India have increased to 1,08,38,194 with 11,831 new infections reported in 24 hours. The daily death tally has fallen below 100 for the fourth time in the last 30 days. The data was updated at 8 am.
The death tally increased to 1,55,080 with 84 daily new deaths.
The number of people who have recovered from the disease increased to 1,05,34,505, which has increased the national COVID-19 recovery rate to 97.20 per cent. The fatality rates for COVID-19 cases remained at 1.43 per cent.
The number of active COVID-19 cases remained below 2 lakhs.
According to the data shared, there are 1,48,609 active coronavirus infections in the country which accounts for 1.37 per cent of the infection count.
India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakhs on August 23, 40 lakhs on September 5 and 50 lakhs on September 16. It went past 60 lakhs on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29; 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed one crore on December 19.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 20,19,00,614 samples have been tested for COVID-19 up to February 7, with 5,32,236 of them being tested on Sunday.
Meanwhile, around 55 per cent of Healthcare workers have been vaccinated in the country so far whereas nearly 5 per cent of frontline workers have received the COVID vaccine till date.
The vaccination drive for Healthcare workers commenced from January 16 and the frontline workers started receiving vaccine shots from February 2.
India is now ranked third among countries for the highest number of Covid-19 vaccines administered, with almost six million people having been inoculated against the viral disease in the first 23 days since the vaccination drive was kicked off.
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