India: India has registered 1,96,427 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, surging the cumulative tally to 2,69,48,874, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.
It is for the first time since April 15 that the daily count is lesser than 2 lakh.
The death toll has risen by 3,511 to stand at 3,07,231 in the past 24 hours.
According to the Ministry, as many as 3,26,850 discharges were recorded during the same period, taking the total number of recoveries to 2,40,54,861.
Active cases rose by 1,33,934 and is being pegged at 25,86,782.
Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that a total of 33,25,94,176 samples have been tested so far for coronavirus. Out of this, 20.58.112 were tested in the past one day.
On the vaccination front, total 19,85,38,999 people have been administered COVID-19 jabs since January 16, with 24,30,236 people being inoculated since yesterday.