Mumbai: India has reported 30,256 new COVID-19 cases and 295 deaths in the last 24 hours. Kerala accounted for 65% of the new cases in the country as it reported 19,653 cases and 152 deaths on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the active cases declined to 3,18,181, the lowest in 1,823 days, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Monday.
The death toll climbed to 4,45,133 with 295 more fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The health ministry said the active cases have come down to 3,18,181, comprising 0.95 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 97.72 per cent.
The active COVID-19 caseload has registered a decrease of 13,977 cases in a span of 24 hours.
Taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for the detection of COVID-19 in the country, a total of 11,77,607 tests were conducted on Sunday, taking the tally to 55,36,21,766.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.57 per cent. It is less than 3 per cent for the last 21 days.
The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.07 per cent. According to the Ministry of Health, it has been below 3 per cent for the last 87 days.
It said that the number of people cured of the disease has risen to 3,27,15,105, while the case fatality rate has been recorded at 1.33 per cent.
The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive has exceeded 80.85 crores, according to the ministry.