India continues to show a downward trend in the new number of coronavirus cases. With tally at 10,467,431, it accounts for the 2nd highest cases of Covid-19 infections globally.
However, when it comes to the active number of coronavirus cases, India stands at the 14th spot on the global tally, figures updated by global data tracking website Worldometer shows.
With 16,311 new coronavirus infections reported in the last 24 hours on Monday.
Before this, the lowest number was recorded on January 5 when 16,375 cases were reported in a day.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said 161 deaths were reported in the past 24 hours taking the death toll to 1,51,160,
Since the last 17 days, less than 300 new deaths have been recorded in the country.
As per the ministry data, till now, 1,00,92,909 have recovered. Currently, there are 2,22,526 active cases.
The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (1,969,114), Karnataka (927,559), Andhra Pradesh (884,916), Tamil Nadu (826,261), and Kerala (811,148).
World coronavirus update: Coronavirus cases rise unabated across the globe with over 90.6 million infected by the deadly contagion. While 64,796,638 have recovered, 1,942,545 have died so far. The US remains the worst-hit country with 22,916,928, followed by India, Brazil, Russia and the United Kingdom. However, it terms of the total number of active cases, US tops the charts, followed by France, UK, Brazil and Belgium.
BDST: 1247 HRS, JAN 11, 2021