India registered 14,306 new cases of coronavirus on Monday, 10.1 per cent lower than yesterday. With fresh cases reported in the past 24 hours, the country's total caseload climbed to 3,41,89,774, according to the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
As many as 443 people succumbed to the infection in the past 24 hours. With this, death toll in the country mounted to 4,54,712.
The health ministry also said that the country's active caseload now stands at 167,695, the lowest in 239 days, and accounts for less than 1 per cent of total infections.
Top five states which have registered maximum cases are Kerala with 8,538 cases, followed by Maharashtra with 1,410 cases, Tamil Nadu with 1,127 cases, West Bengal with 989 cases, and Odisha with 447 cases.
These five states reported 87.45 per cent of the new cases, with Kerala accounting for 59.68 per cent of the new case.
Maximum casualties were reported in Kerala (363), followed by Maharashtra with 18 daily deaths
The recovery rate in the country has soared to 98.18 per cent and is the highest since the beginning of the pandemic. The weekly positivity rate stood at 1.24 per cent and the daily positivity rate at 1.43 per cent, according to the health ministry.
In an apparent sign of the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic receding, the daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 30,000 for 31 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 120 consecutive days now.
India has administered more than 1.0227 billion Covid-19 vaccine doses so far, as per the data available with the health ministry. On October 22, the country celebrated the milestone of administering 1 billion vaccine doses under the inoculation drive.