India reports 20,799 new COVID cases, 180 deaths

New Delhi:  According to Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday, daily coronavirus cases in the country remained below 30,000 for the tenth consecutive day, with 20,799 new infections recorded in a single day, while active cases fell to 2,64,458, the lowest in 200 days.


With the new cases, India’s total COVID-19 case count increased to 3,38,34,702, while the death toll increased to 4,48,997 with 180 new fatalities, according to data updated at 8 a.m.

The active cases account for 0.78 percent of total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was 97.89 percent, the highest since March 2020, according to the ministry.

A decrease of 6,099 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

On August 7, 2020, India’s COVID-19 tally surpassed 20 lakh, followed by 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, and 50 lakh on September 16. It surpassed 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20, and one crore on December 19.

On May 4, India passed the two-crore mark, and on June 23, it passed the three-crore mark.

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