India's COVID-19 tally at 94.62 lakh with 31,118 cases in a day


New Delhi: India recorded 31,118 new coronavirus cases, the lowest daily tally since November 17, data from the Health ministry showed on Tuesday.

India now has 94.62 lakh COVID-19 infections, but the number of new daily cases has stayed below the 50,000 mark since November 7 despite a busy festival season last month.

Deaths rose by 482, bringing the total to 137,621.

India, which reported its first case on January 30, is the second worst-hit country in the world by the pandemic after the United States.

Meanwhile, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday said that up to 30 crore Indians would be inoculated against COVID-19 by August 2021 according to the central government's plans. However, he also reiterated the need to follow appropriate protocols to fight off the disease.