India sees highest spike in 24 hours with over 2.73 lakh Covid-19 cases

New Delhi: A record single-day rise of 2,73,810 coronavirus infections has taken India’s total tally of Covid-19 cases to 1,50,61,919, while active cases have surpassed the 19-lakh mark, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

This is the fifth straight day that India recorded more than 2 lakh cases.

The death toll increased to 1,78,769 with a record 1,619 new fatalities, the data updated at 9 am showed.

The active cases stand at 19,29,329, comprising 12.18 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate has dropped to 86.62 per cent, the ministry said.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,29,53,821, while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.20 per cent, the data stated.

As per data:

  • Total cases: 1,50,61,919
  • Active cases: 19,29,329
  • Total recoveries: 1,29,53,821
  • Death toll: 1,78,769
  • Total vaccination: 12,38,52,566