Covid 19 Updates : The death toll due to the viral disease climbed to 2,46,116 with 3,754 more people succumbing to it, the ministry’s data updated at 8 am. After recording over four lakh fresh cases for four consecutive days, India witnessed a single-day rise of 3,66,161 COVID-19 cases on Monday, which pushed its tally to 2,26,62,575, according to the health ministry. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has climbed to 1,86,71,222, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.09 per cent, according to the data.
The ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.”Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” it said on its website, adding that a state-wise distribution of the numbers is subject to further verification and reconciliation.
Meanwhile, in its nationwide vaccination drive, India administered a total of 17,01,76,603 vaccine doses so far with 6,89,652 shots given in the last 24 hours, according to the government data.