The daily new COVID-19 cases fell below 10,000 for the second time this month, taking India's tally of cases to 1,08,47,304, while fresh fatalities remained below 100 for the fourth consecutive day, according to Union Health Ministry data on Tuesday.
A total of 9,110 new infections were reported in a span of 24 hours, while the death toll reached 1,55,158 with 78 daily new fatalities, the data showed. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,05,48,521, pushing the national COVID-19 recovery rate to 97.25 per cent; the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.43 per cent.
The COVID-19 active caseload remained below 2 lakh—there are 1,43,625 active cases of coronavirus infections in the country, which account for 1.32 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.
Around 62,59,008 citizens have been administered vaccines so far.
According to the ICMR, 20,25,87,752 samples have been tested till 8 February, 6,87,138 of these being tested on Monday.
India has been recording less than 150 daily COVID-19 deaths for the last 10 days, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Monday.
The strategy of containment, including prompt tracing and tracking, aggressive and widespread testing, combined with standardised clinical management protocols, has ensured low mortality rates, in addition to consistent low daily positive cases, the ministry added.
Total cases: 1,08,47,304
Total discharged: 1,05,48,521
Death toll: 1,55,158
Active cases: 1,43,625
Total vaccinated: 62,59,008