New Delhi: India records 78, 512 new coronavirus cases along with 971 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
There are 7,81,975 active cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country, while 27,74,801 people have recovered. The total coronavirus cases rose to 36,21,245, it said.
The recovery rate has increased to 76.62 per cent, while the fatality rate has declined to 1.78 per cent.
The last five lakh recoveries have been recorded in only eight days in comparison to preceding same number of recoveries, which were recorded in 10 and nine days respectively, the ministry said.
According to the ICMR, a total of 4,23,07,914 samples have been tested so far with 8,46,278 samples being tested on Sunday.