India reports 37,154 new COVID cases on Monday


India reported 37,154 new cases and 724 more deaths due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on Monday, taking the caseload to 30,874,376, according to the Union health ministry’s update at 8 am. The death toll has climbed to 4,08,764.

As many as 39,649 people recovered from the viral disease in the previous 24 hours, taking the cumulative recoveries to 3,00,14,713. The active cases have declined to 4,50,899 and constitute 1.46 per cent of the caseload while the national Covid-19 recovery rate has increased to 97.22 per cent.

A total of 43,23,17,813 samples have been tested for the Covid-19 disease so far of which 14,32,343 were tested in the previous 24 hours, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Monday.