NEW DELH – India’s COVID-19 death toll crossed the 300,000-mark, reaching 303,720 on Monday, confirmed the federal health ministry.
The first 100,000 COVID-19 deaths took place in the country in nearly nine months, while it rose to 200,000 in almost seven months, but the last 100,000 deaths were added in just 26 days as the daily deaths peaked at over 4,000 amid the ongoing deadly second wave.
India became the third country in the world to have crossed the 300,000 deaths, after the United States and Brazil. As many as 4,454 deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours, which was said to be the highest so far in the country.Meanwhile, the country’s overall COVID-19 cases rose to 26,752,447, with as many as 222,315 new cases registered since Sunday morning.
There are still 2,720,716 active cases in the country, a decrease of 84,683 cases in the past 24 hours. The number of daily active cases has been on the decline over the past few days, after a continuous surge since mid-April.
A total of 23,728,011 people has been cured and discharged from hospitals so far across the country. In a bid to curb the COVID-19 cases graph, most of the states.