New Delhi, Oct. 17 -- India's Health Ministry on Saturday stated the active Covid-19 cases in the country have fallen below the eight-lakh mark, though several parts of the country are staring at a possible surge in infections amid the festive season.

For the last few days, India's daily cases have significantly dropped to somewhere between 60,000 and 70,000, in a relief for the country which has been severely battered by the contagion.

With 837 deaths due to the virus reported in the same period, the Covid-19 toll has now touched 1,12,998.

Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said the next few months would be crucial in the fight against Covid-19 due to the festivals and winter season.

Harsh Vardhan had earlier said that 1.3 b...