India sees 44,059 new Covid-19 cases, overall tally at 91.39 lakh

India sees 44,059 new Covid-19 cases, overall tally at 91.39 lakh

India has recorded 44,059 new cases of the novel coronavirus since Sunday, health ministry data showed on Monday, taking total infections in the country to 91.3 lakh.

With 44,059 new Covid-19 infections in 24 hours, India's total cases rose to 91,39,866 and with 511 new deaths, the toll mounted to 1,33,738. Total active cases in India now stands at 4,43,486.

Over 85.62 lakh Covid-19 patients have been cured so far with 41,024 new discharges in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said in its latest update.

India has the world's second-highest number of Covid-19 infections, after the United States.

While the national daily Covid-19 case count has remained below 50,000 for some time, several urban centers have witnessed a surge, resulting in enforcement of several measures, including curfews in some cities.

The Centre has also been putting in place measures for quick and effective distribution of coronavirus vaccine when it becomes available.

Five vaccine candidates are in advanced stages of development in India, out of which four are in Phase 2/3 and one is in Phase-1/2 trials.