India's Covid-19 cases surpass 10.1 million; death toll reaches 1,57,157

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Published: March 1,2021 11:16 AM
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March 1, 2021: India's COVID-19 tally surpassed 1.11 crore on Monday with 15,510 new infections, while the active cases registered an increase for the fifth consecutive day and were recorded

March 1, 2021: India's COVID-19 tally surpassed 1.11 crore on Monday with 15,510 new infections, while the active cases registered an increase for the fifth consecutive day and were recorded at 1,68,627, according to the Union Health Ministry data.



The total coronavirus cases reached 1,11,12,241 in the country, while the death toll rose to 1,57,157 with 106 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am on Monday showed.



The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,07,86,457, which translates to a national COVID-19 recovery rate of97.07per cent, it stated. The case fatality rate has dropped to 1.41per cent.



The active cases further increased to 1,68,627, which comprises1.52 per cent of the total infections, as per the data.



India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and50 lakh on September 16. It went past60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 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 (ICMR), a total of 21,68,58,774 samples have been tested for coronavirus till February 28, with 6,27,668 samples being tested on Sunday.