India recorded 1.06 lakh new coronavirus infections in a single day, pushing the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 2,89,09,975, while the deaths crossed the 3-lakh mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.
The death count climbed to 3,49,186, with 2,427 daily deaths, the data updated at 8 am showed. The seven-day average of death numbers has come down below 3,000 for the first time in six weeks.
The active number of Covid-19 cases in the country is 14,01,609 while 2,71,59,180 people have recovered from the virus.
So far, the world has reported 173,705,864 Covid-19 cases since the pandemic broke with 3,735,779 deaths. The US remains the worst-hit country, followed by India, Brazil, France and Turkey.