Covid-19 Update: India records just over 60k cases in 24 hours
About 260 million vaccine doses have been administered under the nationwide vaccination drive that began on January 16
India registered 60,471 cases of the Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. This is for the eighth successive day that the country has seen less than 100,000 fresh infections in a day.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India's Active Caseload has declined to 9,13,378. The Caseload has remained below 10 lakh mark in the last 24 hours.
A net decline of 59,780 is witnessed in the last 24 hours and active cases are now only 3.08% of the country's total Positive Cases.
The number of recoveries mounted to 28,280,472 with the addition of 117,525 discharges, with the recovery rate further improving to 95.63%. This is the 33rd consecutive day when daily discharges have outnumbered new cases.
With substantially ramped up testing capacity across the country, 1,751,358 samples were tested for Covid-19 on Monday, as against 1,492,152 from the preceding 24-hour period.
Total 381,375,984 samples have been tested till now. While on one side testing has been enhanced across the country, a continued decline in weekly case positivity is noticed. The weekly positivity rate has dropped below 5%, and is currently at 4.39%. Daily positivity rate is at 3.45% and has been less than 8% for eight consecutive days.
Meanwhile, a 25.90 Crore Vaccine Doses administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive that began on January 16.
Over the last few days, as the number of daily infections has declined, state governments have announced more relaxations in lockdown or lockdown-like restrictions which were imposed to control the spread of the viral disease.