In the last 24 hours, more than 56,211 people had tested positive for Covid-19. On Tuesday, the Union health ministry said, "taking the cumulative caseload across the country to 1,20,95,855."
According to the report, it is a major decrease in the number of new infections. As this was on an upward trajectory touching close to 70,000. As per the information, on Monday, India has reported 68,020 new Covid-19 cases.
On Monday morning, eight states including Maharashtra, Karnataka, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Chhattisgarh, have reported 84.5% of the fresh infections.
But among all these eight states Maharashtra is at the highest level of getting infected daily. The state had 31,643 more people testing positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.
The death toll of the country has reached 1,62,114 along with 271 more people succumbing to the disease in the same duration. The count rested at 291 on Monday and has crossed the 300-mark for the first time on Sunday.
37,028 people were recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours. At present, the total number of recoveries is 1,13,93,021.
According to the present tally, the active cases in the country stand at 5,40,720. The active tally breached the five-lakh mark on Monday. The country had crossed over four lakh active cases on Friday making this the fast one-lakh increase.
As per the Covid-19 tally report for India, it had crossed the 20 lakh mark on 7 August, 30 lakh on 23 August, 40 lakh on 5 September, and 50 lakh on 16 September. It went past 60 lakh on 28 September, 70 lakh on 11 October, crossed 80 lakh on 29 October, 90 lakh on 20 November, and surpassed the one-crore mark on 19 December.
On Tuesday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said, "India has so far tested 24,26,50,025 samples for Covid-19". They added, "Out of these, 7,85,864 got tested on Monday."