India recorded 56,211 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, taking the country’s total to over 12 million.
With 271 new deaths, the toll is over 1.62 lakh now.
Out of the total cases, more than half million cases are active while over 1.13 crore people have recovered after testing positive in the country.
Maharashtra reported 31,643 cases in the last 24 hours and accounts for over 3.36 lakh active cases in the country.
Eight states, including Maharashtra, Karnataka and Punjab, account for 84.5 per cent of the 68,020 fresh cases recorded in the country, the Union Health Ministry said Monday.
National Conference president and Lok Sabha MP Farooq Abdullah has tested positive for Covid-19, his son Omar announced on Tuesday. “My father has tested positive for Covid-19 and is showing some symptoms. I will be self-isolating along with other family members until we get ourselves tested,” Omar tweeted.