India reports over 53,601 new Covid-19 cases

New Delhi: India has logged 53,601 cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours with 871 deaths, the Union Health Ministry said.

The total number of cases in the country has now shot up to 22,68,675 with 45,257 fatalities.

15,83,489 COVID-19 patients have recovered from the infection, taking the recovery rate to 69.79 per cent, the ministry said today.

This is the seventh consecutive day that India, which has the third highest Covid caseload in the world, has reported more cases in a day than the United States and Brazil, which have logged more patients than India since the beginning of the pandemic.

The COVID-19 cases in the country have jumped from 10 lakh to 22 lakh in 24 days, an analysis of the health ministry data done by news agency showed on Monday. India's COVID-19 recoveries have reached a "historic peak", made possible by the policy of "testing aggressively, tracking comprehensively and treating efficiently", the Health Ministry had said in a statement. Asianet Online