India reports 1,549 fresh Covid cases, 31 deaths

NEW DELHI — In the last 24 hours, India reported 1,549 new Covid-19 cases and 31 deaths, the Union Health Ministry announced on Monday.

The new fatalities increased the nationwide death toll to 5,16,510.

Following a continuous downward trend, India’s active caseload has further declined to 25,106 on Monday, constituting 0.06 per cent of the country’s total positive cases.

A total of 2,652 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours, raising the cumulative tally to 4,24,67,774. India’s recovery rate stands at 98.74 per cent.

Also in the same period, a total of 3,84,499 tests were conducted across the country, which took the total to 78.30 crore.

Meanwhile, both the weekly and daily positivity rates currently stood at 0.40 per cent.

As of Monday morning, India’s Covid inoculation coverage has exceeded 181.24 crore, achieved via 2,14,03,116 sessions. — (IANS)