A health worker checks the pulse of a man at a railway station amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease in Mumbai. File/Reuters
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India's coronavirus infections rose to 9.68 million, while the active caseload fell below 400,000 and the recoveries surged to 9.1 million.
According to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday India has reported 32,981 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. The total coronavirus cases mounted to 96,77,203, while the death toll rose to 1,40,573 with 391 new fatalities, the data updated at 8am showed.
But health officials are drawing some encouragement that daily readings have stayed below the 50,000 mark for a month, inspite of a busy festival season that saw crowded markets and busy streets. The number peaked in September when more than 97,000 cases were reported on a single day.
A year ago, India had observed what Prime Minister Narendra Modi called a people’s curfew, marking the start of a chaotic nationwide lockdown in a bid to contain the virus. With 11.6 million cases, India is now the worst-affected country after the United States and Brazil.
India’s overall caseload of 12.04 million - the world’s biggest outside the United States and Brazil - had been falling steadily since a peak in late September, but increased public gatherings and travel are causing a spurt at a time when a majority of Indians are yet to be vaccinated.
The country’s tally dipped below the 60,000 mark after three days, a Reuters tally showed, with its richest state, Maharashtra, accounting for more than 31,000 of the 56,211 cases reported in the last 24 hours. Deaths in the last 24 hours stood at 271,
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