India registered a single-day rise of over 16,000 cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) for the fourth day in a row and more than 100 deaths across the country, pushing the infection tally to 11,096,731, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare on Sunday morning. The country’s active caseload went up to 164,511 after 24 days.
There were 16,752 new Covid-19 cases, up from 16,488 infections a day before, and 113 related fatalities raising the death toll to 157,051, the health ministry’s data updated at 8am showed.
With 11,718 patients of the coronavirus disease cured or discharged between Saturday and Sunday morning, India’s recoveries stand at over 10.77 million and the national recovery rate at 97.10%, data also showed.
The Centre on Saturday advised states and Union territories reporting a surge in coronavirus disease cases to enforce Covid-appropriate behaviour by dealing firmly with violations and ensure effective surveillance in case of potential super spreading events.
Cabinet secretary Rajiv Gauba chaired a review meeting with chief secretaries of states and UTs of Maharashtra, Punjab, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Telangana and Jammu and Kashmir.