India added 16,051 new COVID-19 cases and 206 fatalities in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed on Monday. Single-day rise of 206 fatalities pushed India’s COVID-19 death toll to 5,12,109.The ministry added that as many as 37,901 recoveries of COVID-19 infections have been logged in the last 24 hours thereby taking the total recoveries to 4,21,24,284. Single-day rise of 206 fatalities pushed India’s COVID-19 death toll to 5,12,109.
Of the fresh fatalities, Kerala reported 92 deaths as per the state health department’s data. With this, the total cases of COVID-19 infections in the country moved up to 4,28,38,524 including 2,02,131 active cases. Active cases account for 0.47 per cent of the total cases.
xOf the 8,31,087 tests conducted in the last 24 hours, a daily positivity rate of 1.93 per cent was observed.
As far as the country’s COVID-19 vaccination drive is concerned, the ministry informed that 175.46 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.