India recorded a total of 14,830 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the country's overall COVID-19 tally to 4,39,20,451. The active cases decreased to 1,47,512, according to the Union Health Ministry data.
According to government data, the death count climbed to 5,26,110 with 36 new fatalities in the last 24 hours.
The active cases comprise 0.35 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.45 per cent, the ministry said.
Here are the Highlights Updates on coronavirus cases in India:
The union territory of Puducherry logged 99 new coronavirus cases during the last 24 hours pushing the overall tally to 1,70,278, a senior official of the Health Department said today.
The Puducherry region alone accounted for 70 of the fresh cases while Karaikal added 22 and Yanam reported seven infections, Director of Health G Sriramulu said in a release.
The Mahe region, an enclave of Puducherry in Kerala, did not report any new case.
The Health department Director said the new cases were identified following the examination of 1,841 samples in the last 24 hours ending 10 AM on Tuesday.
The number of active cases stood at 1,076 which comprised 17 patients in hospitals and the remaining 1,059 in home quarantine, he added.
Sriramulu said as many as 254 patients recovered during the last 24 hours and the overall recoveries were 1,67,237.
He said there were no fresh fatalities and death count remained at 1,965.
The Health Department has so far examined 23,39,899 samples and found 19,79,357 out of them to be negative.
The test positivity rate was 5.38 per cent while the fatality and recovery rates were 1.15 per cent and 98.21 per cent respectively.
The Health Department has so far administered 17,97,380 doses which comprised 9,77,207 first doses, 7,54,243 second doses and 65,930 booster doses.
Assam reported 760 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the tally to 7,35,621, according to the National Health Mission (NHM) bulletin.
The 760 new cases were detected out of 8,499 samples tested on Monday, with the positivity rate declining to 8.94 per cent as against the previous day's 10.29 per cent. The total number of active cases in the state has increased to 5,605 as against the previous day's 5,527.
The new cases were reported from Dibrugarh (64), Goalpara (57), Baksa (51), Dhemaji (47) and Biswanath (42), it said.
There were no deaths reported in the state due to COVID during the last 24 hours, according to the bulletin.
The death count remained at 6,667 while 1,347 COVID-19 positive patients have died due to other reasons since April, 2020.
A total of 7,22,002 patients have recovered from COVID-19 so far, including 682 on Monday.
The COVID-19 recovery rate in the state is now 98 per cent. A total of 2,84,94,264 samples have been tested so far in the state, according to the bulletin.
Altogether 4,80,33,830 doses of vaccines, including 2,46,10,351 first doses, 2,16,73,915 second doses and 17,49,564 precaution doses have been administered so far, according to the bulletin.
Mizoram reported 197 new COVID-19 cases today, 10 more than the previous day, pushing the tally to 2,31,911, an official said.
The fresh cases were reported from 10 districts with Aizawl registering the highest at 97, followed by Lunglei (39) and Saitual (14), he said.
The single-day positivity rate dipped to 25.29 per cent from 57.14 per cent the previous day, he said.
The COVID-19 death count in the state remained at 708 as no new fatality was reported in the last 24 hours.
Mizoram currently has 914 active COVID-19 cases while 2,30,289 people have recovered from the infection, including 187 on Monday.
The COVID-19 recovery rate now is 99.30 per cent and the death rate is 0.30 per cent.
The state has tested more than 19.49 lakh samples for COVID-19, including 779 on Monday.
A total of 16,56,899 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, including 8,69,711 first doses, 7,25,906 second doses and 61,282 precaution doses have been administered so far till Monday, according to the state health department.
Thane has recorded 60 new COVID-19 cases, raising the infection tally in the Maharashtra district to 7,33,543, a health official said today.
With the addition of the latest cases on Monday, the district currently has 965 active COVID-19 cases, he said.
One death was also reported on Monday, raising the death count in the district to 11,927, he said.
The recovery count in Thane was 7,20,591, the official added.
India recorded 14,830 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours
Number of deaths due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours: 36
India's active COVID-19 caseload currently stands at 1,47,512
30,42,476 Covid vaccine doses administered in last 24 hours
202.5 crore total vaccine doses (93.04 crore second dose and 7.57 crore booster dose) have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive
Active cases stand at 0.34%
Recovery rate currently at 98.47%
18,159 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases the total recoveries to 4,32,46,829
Daily positivity rate (3.48%)
Weekly positivity rate (4.53%)
87.31 crore total tests conducted so far; 4,26,102 tests conducted in the last 24 hours
Kerala is continuing to strictly follow all COVID-19 protocols and the reporting of monkeypox has not led to any slack in the preventive measures against the pandemic, state Health Minister Veena George said on Monday.