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Highlights:

  • India registers 13,596 new cases in the past 24 hours
  • In the last 24 hours, nearly 166 patients died and 19,582 recovered from the disease
  • The COVID-19 recovery rate has further increased to 98.12%

India maintained a downward trend in daily COVID-19 cases, registering 13,596 new cases in the past 24 hours, according to Union health ministry data issued on Monday morning. Reportedly, this is the lowest 24-hour spike in 230 days. The total tally of COVID-19 cases stood at 34,081,315.

In the last 24 hours, nearly 166 patients died and 19,582 recovered from the disease, reaching the cumulative count of deaths and recoveries to 452,290 and 33,439,331 respectively. The number of active cases dropped below the 190,00 mark (at 189,694) and accounted for 0.57 % of the cases, as per the health ministry.

The COVID-19 recovery rate has further increased to 98.12%, the highest spike since March 2020. However, the daily positivity rate witnessed a slight rise on Monday and reached 1.37%, it has been below the 3% mark for the past 49 days. On Monday, the infection count was 550 less than that of Sundays when 14,146 cases were registered.

Altogether, 591,924,874 samples have been tested for COVID-19 as yet, among which 989,493 were tested in the last 24 hours, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) affirmed on Monday.

Nearly, 978 million vaccine doses have been administered in the country since the commencement of the vaccination drive in January 2021. Among these, 695,391,206 beneficiaries have been inoculated with the first dose, and the rest 282,556,577 have been given both doses. Over 1.2 million beneficiaries were inoculated in the past 24 hours, the health ministry added.

Multiple states and Union Territories namely Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Lakshadweep, Uttar Pradesh have vaccinated their entire population with the first vaccine dose.

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