39,070 new cases, 491 deaths reported

India reported 39,070 new cases of the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday. A decrease of 5,331 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The fresh cases have now taken the tally to 3.19 crore cases. Deaths rose by 491, taking total fatalities to 4,27,862. The case fatality rate stands at 1.34 per cent, the data stated.
The active cases have declined to 4,06,822, comprising 1.27 per cent of the total infections. The National Covid-19 recovery rate has also improved to 97.39 per cent, the data updated at 8 am showed.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,10,99,771.
Cumulatively 50.68 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered under the Nationwide vaccination drive till Sunday morning.
India's Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16.It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19.
India crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23.
Times of India