New Delhi: Covid-19 recoveries in India crossed 69 lakh, while the number of coronavirus infections reported in a span of 24 hours remained below 60,000 for the fifth consecutive day as the country's caseload rose to 77,61,312.
A total of 54,366 new infections were reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to 1,17,306 with 690 fatalities.
The number of active cases of the coronavirus infection is below 7 lakh.
There are 6,95,509 active cases of Covid-19 in the country at present which comprises 8.96 per cent of the total caseload, as per the data.
A total of 69,48,497 people have recovered from the disease so far pushing the national recovery rate to 89.53 per cent while the case fatality rate due to Covid-19 was recorded at 1.51 per cent.
India's Covid-19 tally had crossed the 60-lakh mark on September 28 and crossed 70 lakh on October 11.