India reports 16,311 new COVID cases, 161 deaths

New Delhi: With 16,311 new coronavirus cases being reported in a span of 24 hours, the lowest in around six-and-half months, India’s COVID-19 tally rose to 1,04,66,595.

Meanwhile, the recoveries have surged to 1,00,92,909, according to the Union Health Ministry”s data updated on Monday.

The death toll reached 1,51,160 with 161 more fatalities, the lowest in the last seven-and-half-months, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,00,92,909, pushing the national COVID-19 recovery rate to 96.43 per cent, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.44 per cent.

The COVID-19 active caseload remained below three lakh. There are 2,22,526 active coronavirus infections in the country which comprise 2.13 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

At present, there are 64,179 active cases in Kerala, the highest in the country, followed by Maharashtra with 54,179.

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