New Delhi: With 58,419 new Covid cases being reported in a day, India’s total tally rose to 2,98,81,965, while the number of active cases stand at 7,29,243, according to Union health ministry data updated on Sunday.
The death toll climbed to 3,86,713 with 1,576 fresh fatalities.
As many as 1,576 succumbed to the viral disease in the 24-hour-span and 87,619 recovered, taking the death toll and total recoveries to 386,713 and 28,766,009, respectively. The daily recoveries continued to outnumber the new cases for the 38th consecutive day.
The active cases dipped to 729,243 and constitute 2.55% of the caseload.
Sunday’s case count is 2,334 less than that of Saturday’s when 60,753 infections were recorded. On the other hand, the deaths on Sunday are 71 less than that of Saturday’s when 1,647 people succumbed to the viral disease.
The cumulative Covid-19 testing figures stand at 391,019,083, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Sunday, adding 1,811,446 samples were tested in the previous 24 hours.