New Delhi: India registered the lowest single-day spike of COVID cases in 538 days in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Monday. According to the latest update, 8,488 new coronavirus cases were reported while 249 people succumbed to the virus, which increased the overall nationwide death toll to 4,65,911.
The recovery of 12,510 patients has increased the cumulative tally to 3,39,34,547. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.31 per cent, the highest since March 2020.
The active caseload stands at 1,18,443. Active cases presently constitute 0.34 per cent of the country's total positive cases, the lowest since March 2020.
Also in the same period, a total of 7,83,563 tests were conducted across the country, which increased the total to 63.25 crores.
Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 0.93 per cent has remained less than 2 per cent for the last 58 days now.
The daily positivity rate at 1.08 per cent has also remained below 2 per cent for the last 49 days and less than 3 per cent for 84 consecutive days now.
With the administration of 32,99,347 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 116.87 crores as of Monday morning. This has been achieved through 1,20,77,324 sessions.
Meanwhile, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 257.5 million while the deaths have surged to more than 5.15 million and vaccinations to over 7.39 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.
In its latest update on Monday morning, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload, death toll and the total number of vaccine doses administered stood at 257,520,965, 5,150,520 and 7,392,037,014, respectively.
The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 47,730,591 and 771,118, according to the CSSE. The second worst-hit country in terms of cases in India (34,510,413 infections and 465,662 deaths), followed by Brazil (22,017,276 infections and 612,659 deaths).
The other worst countries with over 5 million cases are the UK (9,897,206), Russia (9,170,898), Turkey (8,573,524), France (7,517,669), Iran (6,077,438), Germany (5,378,192), Argentina (5,315,348), Spain (5,080,663) and Colombia (5,048,061), the CSSE figures showed.
Nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are Mexico (292,372), Russia (259,107), Peru (200,833), , the UK (144,369), Indonesia (143,709), Italy (133,177), Iran (128,956), Colombia (128,093), France (119,424) and Argentina (116,377).