New Delhi, Oct. 18 -- India registered 61,871 fresh coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, taking its tally near the 75-lakh mark, the Health Ministry stated in its daily bulletin on Sunday.

The total number of cases in the country now stands at 74,94,551.

The total number of fatalities in the Asian country jumped to 1,14,031.

The number of active cases remained below eight lakh for the second consecutive day on Sunday as well.

Chairing a meeting to review the Covid-19 pandemic situation in the country and the preparedness of vaccine delivery, distribution, and administration, the PM directed that keeping in view the geographical span and diversity of the country, the access to the vaccine should be ensured speedily.

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