India reports 16,311 new Covid cases; 161 deaths in last 24 hours

India reports 16,311 new Covid cases; 161 deaths in last 24 hours

India reported 16,311 new coronavirus cases on Monday taking the tally of the country to 1,04,66,595, as per the Union Health Ministry.

The death toll stands at 1,51,160 as of Monday, with 161 new deaths.

Active cases in the country stand at 2,22,526 while discharged or recovered cases are at 1,00,92,909.

A total of 19,299 discharges have been made in the last 24 hours.

Coronavirus infections have now surpassed 90 million confirmed cases around the world, as more countries braced for a wider spread of more virulent strains of a disease that has now killed nearly 2 million worldwide.

According to a tally by John Hopkins, the number of infections worldwide has doubled in just 10 weeks. Covid-19 infections had hit 45 million as recently as late October.

As of Sunday afternoon, John Hopkins counted 90,005,787 infections around the world.