The total number of COVID-19 cases in India crossed 8.50 lakh with 28,701 new infections reported on Monday.
According to Union health ministry data, 500 fresh deaths have also been reported on Monday, taking the total toll to 23,174.
Of the total tally of cases, active infections are 3,01,609 while 5,53,471 people have been cured.
ICMR said that 2,19,103 samples had been tested for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of tests conducted so far rose to 1,18,06,265.
Meanwhile, with the surge in cases, more state governments are likely to impose lockdown restrictions in capitals and metro cities.
Uttar Pradesh recorded the highest single-day rise with 1,654 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, pushing the total to over 38,000.