India records 10,064 fresh coronavirus cases, 137 Covid-related deaths in 24 hours

India records 10,064 fresh coronavirus cases, 137 Covid-related deaths in 24 hours

India's coronavirus tally climbed to 1,05,81,837 with 10,064 fresh cases reported in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

The country also recorded 137 Covid-related deaths, taking the toll to 1,52,556.

As of Tuesday morning, there are a total of 2,00,528 active Covid-19 cases, while 1,02,28,753 people have been discharged so far.

The coronavirus death rate in India currently stands at 1.44 percent, while the recovery rate at 96.66 percent.

On Monday, Delhi recorded 161 fresh Covid-19 cases, the lowest in over eight months, and eight deaths on Monday, as the positivity rate dipped to 0.32 percent, authorities said. The infection tally in the city rose to 6,32,590 and the death toll mounted to 10,754, they said.

Gujarat reported 495 fresh coronavirus positive cases, taking the count of infections to 2,56,367, the state health department said. With two more persons succumbing to the viral disease, both in Ahmedabad, the overall death toll in the state mounted to 4,367, it said.

Meanwhile, West Bengal's Covid-19 tally rose to 5,65,661 as 389 more people tested positive for the infection, while 10 fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 10,063, a health bulletin said.

Uttar Pradesh on Monday recorded four Covid-19 fatalities, the lowest in over six months, which took the death toll to 8,580 while 379 fresh infections pushed the caseload to 5,96,904, officials said.

On Monday, India's total Covid-19 recoveries surpassed the active caseload by more than 1 crore, the Union Health Ministry said, terming it as a landmark achievement.

"The gap between the two has progressively grown to touch 1,00,03,330. The total recovered cases are nearly 50 times the active cases in the country," the ministry said.