New Delhi: India logged 18,132 new coronavirus infections, the lowest in 215 days, taking the country’s total tally of cases to 3,39,71,607, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate has increased to 98 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.
The death toll climbed to 4,50,782 with 193 fresh fatalities.
The active cases have declined to 2,27,347, the lowest in 209 days, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 30,000 for 17 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 106 consecutive days now.
Kerala still has the largest Covid-19 tally with 10,691 cases and 85 deaths. In Kerala, weekly cases dipped by 17.4 per cent from the previous seven days. The state recorded less than 75,000 cases in the week for the first time since April 11-18.
The active cases comprise 0.67 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020.
A decrease of 3,624 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
As many as 10,35,797 tests were conducted on Sunday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of Covid-19 in the country to 58,36,31,490.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.75 per cent. It has been less than three per cent for last 42 days. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 1.53 per cent. It has been below three per cent for the last 108 days, according to the ministry.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to
3,32,93,478, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 per cent.
The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 95.19 crore.
(With inputs from ANI)