According to data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India observed a modest decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases on Monday, with the country recording 16,464 new cases in the previous 24 hours.
On Sunday, India has reported 19,673 COVID-19 instances. With this new increase, the overall number of cases in the country has risen to 4,40,36,275. There are 1,43,989 active instances out of the total, accounting for 0.33 percent of the total.
The government data informed that the country reported as many as 16,112 new recoveries in the last 24 hours taking the total recoveries to 4,33,65,890.
However, the death toll from coronavirus moved up to 5,26,396 as 24 fresh fatalities were reported in a day.
As the country continues to battle the pandemic, the government informed that 2,73,888 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours wherein a positivity rate of 6.01 per cent was observed. Moreover, the weekly positivity rate is at 4.80 per cent.
On the COVID-19 vaccination front, 204.34 crore total vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive. Here, as many as 8,34,167 doses were administered in the last 24 hours.