Coronavirus update in India: India reported 30,256 cases and 295 deaths. The active infections in the country reached a six-month low and currently stand at 3.18 lakh.
It is for the second consecutive day that India recorded more than 30,000 new cases of Covid-19. However, India’s active caseload declined by 13,977 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing it to 3,18,181 at present.
The death toll climbed to 4,45,133 with 295 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The active cases comprise 0.99 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.68 percent, the ministry said.
The five states which registered the most number of cases on Monday are Kerala with 19,653 cases, Maharashtra with 3,413 cases, Tamil Nadu with 1,697 cases, Andhra Pradesh with 1,337 cases, and Karnataka with 783 cases.
Kerala leading contributor of daily Coronavirus cases
Kerala which constitutes only 2.76 percent of the total population of India continues to be the top-most contributor with 19,653 infections.
The maximum Covid-19 casualties on Monday were also reported in Kerala (152), followed by Maharashtra with 49 daily deaths.
Coronavirus in West Bengal
West Bengal is observing a surge in the number of Covid-19 cases. On Sunday, it reported 635 new cases along with 11 deaths.
According to the sources, Hooghly and Darjeeling recorded the highest new deaths with three each. South 24 Parganas, North 24 Parganas, Howrah, Purba Medinipur and Jalpaiguri recorded one death each.
Covid-19 Vaccination in India
India administered a total of 37,78,296 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 80,85,68,144.
At a high-level meeting to review Covid management in the country on Saturday, the Centre asked states and union territories to strengthen health infrastructure and accelerate the vaccination drive. “There is no room for complacency,” cabinet secretary Rajiv Gauba stressed.
The ministry, in an earlier statement, said the last 10 crore doses were administered in just 11 days which is another milestone.