With 78,512 new cases, the coronavirus tally in India crossed 36 lakh, even as the number of recoveries surged to 27,74,801, pushing the recovery rate to 76.62 percent, the Health Ministry said on Monday.
The death toll meanwhile climbed to 64,469 with 971 more people succumbing to the infection in a span of 24 hours, according to the ministry data.
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 percent, while the fatality rate has declined to 1.78 percent.
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 added.