With 9,102 fresh coronavirus cases reported in the last 24 hours, India saw the lowest surge in daily COVID-19 cases in nearly seven months. Up to 117 people also died of COVID-19 in the past day.
The last time India recorded around 9,000 daily cases was on June 4 last year (9,304) when the government had just started lifting the coronavirus lockdown.
The country has registered 1.06 crore infections since the beginning of the pandemic — India recorded its first case in January last year in Kerala. Of these, more than 1.03 crore people have already recovered, the government data shows. More than 1.53 lakh people have died because of the coronavirus disease.
The drop in daily cases comes as India inoculated lakhs in what it calls the world’s largest vaccination drive launched on January 16. More than 20 lakh people have been vaccinated so far, data shows.