India on Monday reported a marginal decline in fresh Covid cases at 2,58,089 in the last 24 hours. In the same time span, a total of 385 deaths have also been reported, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

With the addition of 385 new deaths, the total death toll due to the coronavirus has climbed to 4,86,451.

Meanwhile, the active caseload has jumped to 16,56,341 which constitutes 4.43 percent of the country’s total positive cases.

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The Omicron infection tally has risen to 8,209 across the country, an increase of 6.02 percent from the past day.

The recovery of 1,51,740 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recoveries to 3,52,37,461. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 94.27 percent. Also in the same period, a total of 13,13,444 tests were conducted across the country. India has so far conducted over 70.37 crore cumulative tests. Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate has climbed to 14.41 percent amid a sudden spike in the cases. The daily positivity rate rose to 19.65 percent, up from 1628 percent the previous day.

With the administration of over 39 lakh vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s Covid inoculation coverage has reached 15720 crore as of Monday morning. More than 13.79 crore balance and unutilized Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTS to be administered, according to the health ministry as of Monday morning.

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