New Delhi : Adding 66,732 more cases alongside 816 deaths in 24 hours, India's covid tally on Monday mounted to 71 lakh.
Of the total 71,20,538 cases, as many as 8,61,853 are currently active, 61,49,535 have been discharged, while 1,09,150 lost the battle against the pandemic.
While the recovery rate stands at 86.36 per cent, the fatality rate is 1.53 per cent, showed the data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit with a total of 15,28,226 cases including 40,349 deaths; followed by Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.
According to the data from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India conducted 9,94,851 sample tests in a single day on Sunday, taking the total number of samples tested so far to 8,78,72,093.
This report from IANS has been edited