India registered 26,041 fresh Covid-19 cases in 24 hours on Monday. This is 8.1 percent lower than what was recorded on Sunday. The country also witnessed 276 Covid deaths in the same period.
In the last 24 hours, India also reported 276 Covid deaths, taking the total number of reported Covid deaths in the country to 4,47,194.
In better news, 29,621 patients recovered from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. The total number of recoveries across the country is now 3,29,31,972 and the recovery rate is 97.78 percent.
There are 2,99,620 active Covid cases in India at present, which is 3,856 less than what was recorded on Sunday.
STATE-WISE COVID DATA
The five states which registered the most number of cases on Monday are Kerala with 15,951 cases, Maharashtra with 3,206 cases, Tamil Nadu with 1,694 cases, Andhra Pradesh with 1,184 cases, and Karnataka with 775 cases.
More than 87 percent of the new cases were reported in these five states, with Kerala alone responsible for 61.25 percent of them.
VACCINATION, TESTING NUMBERS
India administered a total of 38,18,362 Covid-19 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of doses administered across the country under the nationwide vaccination drive to 86,01,59,011.
Meanwhile, a total of 11,65,006 samples were tested for Covid in the last 24 hours.