India recorded nearly 47,000 cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in yet another spike in daily infections, indicating a resurgence of the virus in the world’s third-worst affected country after the United States and Brazil, the Union ministry of health and family welfare’s data showed on Monday.
The country’s daily Covid-19 cases peaked at nearly 100,000 a day in September and were falling until late in February. There have been more than 40,000 coronavirus disease cases reported in the last three days, which have added 131,750 infections to India’s tally.
According to the Union health ministry’s dashboard updated at 8am, India registered 46,951 cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and 212 related fatalities, which have taken the country’s cumulative tally past 11,646,081 and the death toll to 159,967 in the last 24 hours.
The active caseload in the country was logged at 334,646 after 25,559 cases were added in 24 hours. With 21,180 recoveries between Sunday and Monday morning, 11,151,468 people have recovered from the viral disease so fay, according to the health ministry. The national recovery rate now stands at 95.75%.
The ministry’s dashboard also showed that 4,50,65,998 people have been vaccinated against Covid-19 across the country to date. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said 23,44,45,774 samples were tested for Covid-19 up to Sunday and of these, 880,655 samples were tested on the same day.