New Delhi: The number of coronavirus cases reported in India in a span of 24 hours dropped below 40,000 after over three months, while the new fatalities registered during the same period remained under 500.
India's Covid-19 caseload mounted to 79,46,429, with 36,470 new infections being reported in a day, while the death toll due to the disease climbed to 1,19,502 with 488 new fatalities being recorded.
A total of 72,01,070 people have recovered from Covid-19 so far, pushing the national recovery rate to 90.62 per cent while the case fatality rate stands at 1.50 per cent.
The number of active cases of coronavirus infection has remained below 7 lakh for five days in a row.
There are 6,25,857 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country at present which comprises 7.88 per cent of the total caseload, as per the data.
India's Covid-19 tally had crossed the 60-lakh mark cases on September 28 and crossed 70 lakh on October 11.