India records over 20,000 new coronavirus cases, 279 deaths

New Delhi: India reported 20,021 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the coronavirus tally to 1,02,07,871.

The death toll increased to 1,47,901 with 279 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

Reported active COVID-19 cases in India now stand at 2,77,301. As many as 97,82,669 COVID-19 patients have been cured and discharged so far, the Union Health Ministry has said in its latest update.

At 7.15 lakh samples, the country tested one of the lowest samples on Sunday since August. As a result, new infections are likely to be low on Monday as well. Delhi is now consistently reporting below 1,000 cases, a level that was last seen in August.