For the first time in three months', India's daily coronavirus tally below 50,000-mark
New Delhi : For the first time in last 91 days, India has registered less than 50,000 new coronavirus cases in a day. The death count climbed to 3,89,302 with 1,167 fresh fatalities. The record low number of cases have been reported on a day when the tri-colour nation has registered more than 85-lakh vaccinations.
With the addition of new coronavirus cases in the tally, India’s total coronavirus cases now stand at 2.99 crore, as per Union Health Ministry. The total number of active cases in India are now 6.62 lakh, less than 7 lakh in a day in 79 days.
The daily positivity rate further dropped to 2.56 per cent. It for the 15th straight day that India is seeing a positivity rate below 5 per cent.
Maharashtra, the worst-hit state, on Monday reported 6,270 new COVID-19 cases, taking the state's tally to 59.79 lakh. 21 cases of the Delta Plus Covid variant, the mutant version of the Delta variant, have been found in Maharashtra so far, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope said.
Meanwhile, Delhi has registered just 89 new coronavirus cases and 11 deaths on Monday. This is the lowest since April last year. The positivity rate further declined to 0.16 per cent.
86,16,373 COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered across the country in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day coverage till now, on Day One of centre's new vaccination policy roll-out.