India logged a record single-day rise of 2,61,500 cases and 1,501 fatalities pushing the country’s Covid-19 tally to 1,47,88,109 and the death toll due to the viral disease to 1,77,150, the health ministry said on Sunday

Registering a steady increase for the 39th day in a row, the tally of active COVID-19 cases has climbed to 18,01,316 up from 1,35,926 cases registered on Feb 12.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7 last year, the 30-lakh mark on August 23, the 40-lakh mark on September 5 and the 50-lakh mark on September 16.

It went past 60 lakh on September 28 last year, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and the one-crore mark on December 19.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 26,49,72,022 samples have so far been tested for the viral disease in the country, including 14,95,397 on Friday.

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