India reported a total of 8,813 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours with its active caseload standing at 1,11,252, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed.
The toll has climbed to 5,27,098 with 29 more fatalities, including one death reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated.
Active cases declined by 6,256 in a day and now comprise 0.25 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was at 98.56 per cent, the health ministry said.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,36,38,844, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 per cent.
The daily positivity rate was 4.15 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 4.79 per cent, according to the health ministry.
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The fresh cases were detected during the examination of 209 samples.
Puducherry region alone reported 14 fresh cases while Karaikal saw four and Yanam two.
The caseload in the northeastern state rose to 66,404 while, 65,953 people have been cured of the disease, he said.
The toll remained unchanged at 296, state surveillance officer (SSO) Lobsang Jampa said.
With the addition of the latest cases on Monday, the active COVID-19 tally in the district has gone up to 1,604 as compared to 1,446 the previous day, he said.
The toll in the district remained unchanged at 11,938, the official said, adding that the recovery count has reached 7,24,207.
Assam reported 25 new COVID-19 cases and one more death on Tuesday, as per a health bulletin.
The lone death was reported from Sivasagar district, following which the toll rose to 6,679, it said.
The positivity rate increased to 3.62 per cent as the new cases were detected after testing 619 samples, the bulletin issued by the National Health Mission (NHM) said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday lauded citizens for coming together in the fight against COVID-19, and said India has administered a record 200 crore vaccine doses in a time-bound manner.