India records lowest single-day COVID-19 spike in seven months

With 137 deaths reported on Monday, India also logged the lowest number of single-day deaths due to COVID-19 since May.


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Continuing its low streak of new COVID-19 cases, India on Tuesday recorded the lowest single-day spike in nearly seven months with 10,064 new coronavirus cases, the Union Health Ministry said.

With this, the total caseload in the country reached 1,05,81,837, including 1,02,28,753 recovered cases and 1,52,556 deaths, the ministry said.

India’s total active caseload has dropped to 2,00,528 as 17,411 more persons recuperated from the infection and the recovery rate stood at 96.59 per cent, according to the ministry's latest updates.

With 137 deaths reported on Monday, India also logged the lowest number of single-day deaths due to COVID-19 since May, the ministry said.

Kerala continued to report the highest number of daily new cases at 3,346, followed by Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu with 1,924 and 551 new cases, respectively, the ministry added.

The ministry further said that a total of 4,54,049 people have been vaccinated across the country, of which 2,23,669 people were vaccinated across 3,930 sessions on Monday. 

First Published:Jan. 19, 2021, 1:16 p.m.

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