India Records 145 Covid Deaths, Lowest Daily Count In 8 Months
India added 13,788 new cases in the last 24 hours - the second time the infections fell below 14,000 this month - to take the country's COVID-19 caseload to 1,05,71,773, the Health Ministry data this morning showed. The number of fresh infections is almost nine percent higher than Sunday when the country registered 15,144 cases. The daily COVID-19 infections were 12,548 on January 12.
In the 24-hour period, India reported 145 deaths linked to the virus -- the lowest in around eight months-- taking the total number of fatalities to 1,52,419.
The number of people who have recovered from the disease surged to 1,02,11,342 pushing the national COVID-19 recovery rate of 96.59 percent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.44 percent. The daily new cases have been below 20,000 for the past 11 days.
The Covid active caseload remained below 3 lakh, the data updated at 8 am showed.
There are 2,08,012 active cases of coronavirus infections in the country which comprises 1.97 percent of the total caseload, the data stated.