OdishaPlus Bureau

India’s COVID-19 tally crossed the 22-lakh mark on Monday with 62,064 new cases, while the death toll climbed to 44,386 with 1,007 more fatalities, as per the official statement released by the Health Ministry.

The recoveries jumped to 15,35,743 with a record 54,859 more people recuperating in the past 24 hours. The recovery rate now stands at 69.33%. The case fatality rate has dropped to about 2%, the ministry said.

There are 6,34,945 active cases of COVID-19 at present. The total coronavirus cases now stands at 22,15,074, including 44,386 deaths.

Talking about the number of samples tested, 4,77,023 samples were tested on Sunday, taking the total to 2,45,83,558, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research.