Nearly 17,000 fresh Covid cases in one day, highest in a month
India's Covid-19 tally climbed to 1,10,96,731 on Sunday with 16,752 new infections, the highest in the last 30 days, according to Union Health Ministry data.
The death toll mounted to 1,57,051 with 113 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.
The country had recorded 18,855 new infections on January 29.
The active caseload further increased to 1,64,511. It constitutes 1.48 per cent of the total infections, the data stated.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,07,75,169, which translates to a national Covid-19 recovery rate of 97.10 per cent. The case fatality rate stands at 1.42 per cent.
India's Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 21,62,31,106 samples had been tested until February 27 with 7,95,723 being tested on Saturday.
The Health Ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths were caused due to comorbidities.
"Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)," the ministry said on its website, adding state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.