India reports highest-ever daily cases with 1,03,558 new Covid positives


New Delhi: As many as 1,03,558 more people tested positive for Covid-19 across the country in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative tally to 1,25,89,067, said the Union health ministry on Monday.

This is the first time that the country has crossed the one-lakh mark in new infections since the pandemic broke out. The previous high in daily infections stood at 97,894 on 16 September last year.

The active cases rose for the 26th straight day to 7,41,830. As many as 1,16,82,136 people have recovered from the infection in the country.

The cumulative number of coronavirus vaccine doses administered has crossed 7.91 crore, the health ministry said. Of these, 16,38,464 were given on Sunday.

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