New Delhi: India on Tuesday recorded 10,064 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the lowest in nearly seven months. With this, the overall tally of COVID-19 cases touched 1,05,81,837. Also Read - Dharavi Sees 7-fold Increase in Coronavirus Cases, BMC Goes Back to 'Old Model' For Curbing Infections
The country’s death toll, on the other hand, reached 1,52,556 after 137 fatalities in a day. A total of 1,02,28,753 people have recovered so far and currently, there are 2,00,528 active cases. The recovery rate stands at 96.59 per cent, while the fatality rate is 1.44 per cent. Also Read - Coronavirus: Maharashtra Records 8998 Fresh Cases, 3 Weekly Markets Closed in Palghar District | Key Points
India had recorded over 10,000 cases on June 6 last year for the first time, and within that week it had hovered around the same number before a steady climb that took the daily figures close to a lakh cases in September. Also Read - Dale Steyn Hilariously Trolled After PSL 2021 Gets Postponed Due to Rise in COVID-19 Cases
A total of 18,78,02,827 samples tested for COVID-19 up to 18th January, of which 7,09,791 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
About 81 per cent of the daily new cases are being reported from eight states. In a random order these are Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat.
Maharashtra, Kerala, West Bengal, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh have logged 66 per cent of the total daily deaths.
The drop in cases and deaths come days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched world’s biggest coronavirus vaccination drive.
As per the health ministry’s data, a total of 3,81,305 beneficiaries have so far been vaccinated for COVID-19 and 580 adverse events following immunisation were reported in the country till now.
Of the 1,48,266 beneficiaries who were administered the vaccine on Monday, 8,656 were from Bihar, 1,822 from Assam, 36,888 from Karnataka, 7,070 from Kerala, 6,665 from Madhya Pradesh, 7,628 from Tamil Nadu, 10,352 from Telangana, 11,588 from West Bengal and 3,111 were from Delhi.