India’s daily Covid-19 cases fell below 2 lakh on Monday, with 1,67,059 new infections in the last 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry bulletin released this morning. The daily optimism rating dropped to 11.6 percent from 15.7 percent the day before.
However, the country’s mortality toll attributable to Covid-19 increased to 4,96,242 with 1,192 deaths recorded in a single day. According to government data, today’s death toll included a backlog of 638 deaths from Kerala.
In India, there are now 17,43,059 active cases, accounting for 4.20 percent of all cases. The weekly positivity rate also fell marginally, from 15.75 percent yesterday to 15.25 percent today.
Meanwhile, 2,54,076 recoveries were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative recoveries mounted to 3,92,30,198. The recovery rate improved to 94.60 per cent from 94.37 per cent on Monday.
As many as 14,28,672 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours to detect the presence of the virus.
Vaccinations went up by more than 6 million in the last 24 hours. These included 6,28,414 booster doses and 9,87,960 vaccine shots to the 15-18 age group.
More than 1.66 billion vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive.