India recorded 44,111 new cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 738 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Saturday, the country saw a total of 57,477 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery to 2,96,05,779. The total cases of COVID-19 in India have now mounted to 3,05,02,362 with 4,95,533 active cases, the data showed. The total death toll in the country is now at 4,01,050.
A total of 34,46,11,291 people have so far been vaccinated across the country.
India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7 last year, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16.
It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19 last year.