Punjab's COVID-19 active caseload climbed to 16,269, while India’s COVID-19 active caseload currently stands at 97,648. Active cases now constitute 0.22 per cent of the country's total positive cases - 4,43,48,960, official sources said on Monday.
Punjab's COVID-19 active caseload is currently highest among all states and Union territories in the country, as Maharashtra's active caseload dropped to 11,641, and Karnataka reported 10,508, second and third highest tally respectively as of Monday.
According to the latest update by the Union Health Ministry on Monday, the country's death toll reached 5,27,368 as the disease claimed 36 more lives.
India’s recovery rate stands at 98.59 per cent. In all, 11,726 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours and the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) reached 4,37,23,944 as of Monday.
The last 24 hours saw a total of 2,29,546 COVID-19 tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over 88.27 Cr (88,27,25,509) cumulative tests.
The Weekly Positivity Rate in the country currently stands at 3.59 per cent and the Daily Positivity Rate is reported to be 4.15 per cent.
Meanwhile, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage reached 2,10,02,40,361 as per provisional reports till 7 am Monday. This has been achieved through 2,79,49,087 sessions, the Union Health Ministry said in a release.
COVID-19 vaccination coverage for the age group 12-14 years, which started on March 16, 2022 has reached 3,99,77,431 with the first dose, while 2,95,80,886 have recieved the second dose, so far.