The Indian Department of Health on Monday morning said 681 new deaths due to COVID-19, with the exception of 40,425 positive cases, reported 24 hours ago across the country, accounting for 27,497 deaths and 1,118,043 cases.
This is the largest single-day boat in the world with the latest COVID-19 cases in the country to date.
“As of 8:00 a.m. (local time) on Monday, 27,497 people have died across the country,” the minister said in a statement.
“The number of active cases in the country is currently 390,459,” the statement read.
Currently the country is in the Unlock 2.0 phase, but the restrictions remain fully operational within the COVID-19 Zones Containment.
As COVID-19 cases continue to grow, human immunization trials – COVAXIN, developed by “Bharat Biotech”, began at a state-run hospital – PGI Rohtak north of Haryana on Friday.
“Three subjects are registered today. They all tolerated the vaccine well. There are no side effects, ”said state health minister Anil Vij.