As many as 2,81,386 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours

In an encouraging development, India has registered less than 3 lakh daily active cases after 26 days.

A declining trend in the weekly positivity rate is also observed which stands at 18.17% on Monday.

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, total daily tests conducted in the last 24 hours stand at 15,73,515 and cumulatively 31,64,23,658 tests have been conducted so far.

State-wise number of districts with higher positivity rate is as shown below with Karnataka showing the most number of districts (27) with more than 20% positivity rate and Madhya Pradesh consisting of the highest number of districts (38) with more than 10% positivity rate.

India’s cumulative recoveries have reached 2,11,74,076. The National Recovery Rate is 84.81%.

In the last 24 hours, 3,78,741 recoveries were registered.

Also, 24-hour Recoveries have outnumbered the daily new COVID Cases for the sixth time in the last 7 days and consistently in the last 4 days.

On the other front, India’s total Active Caseload has decreased to 35,16,997. It now comprises 14.09% of the country's total Positive Cases.

A net decline of 1,01,461 cases is recorded in the active caseload in the last 24 hours.

10 States cumulatively account for 75.04% of India’s total Active Cases.

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has reached nearly 18.30 Cr today under the Phase-3 of the nationwide Vaccination Drive.

A total of 18,29,26,460 vaccine doses have been administered through 26,68,895sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today.

These include 96,45,695 HCWs who have taken the 1st dose and 66,43,661 HCWs who have taken the 2nddose, 1,44,44,096 FLWs (1stdose), 81,96,053 FLWs (2nddose), 52,64,073 beneficiaries under 18-44 age group (1stdose), 5,72,78,554 (1stdose) and 91,07,311 (2nd dose) beneficiaries aged 45 to 60 years. 5,45,15,352 1st dose beneficiaries and 1,78,01,891 2nd dose beneficiaries of more than 60 years old.

4,35,138 beneficiaries of the age group 18-44 years received their first dose of COVID vaccine in the last 24 hours and cumulatively 52,64,073 across 33 States/UTs since the start of phase-3 of vaccination drive.

Nearly 7 lakh vaccination doses were administered in the last 24 hours. As on Day-121 of the vaccination drive (16th May, 2021), 6,91,211 vaccine doses were given. Across 6,068 sessions, 6,14,286 beneficiaries were vaccinated for 1st dose and 76,925 beneficiaries received their 2nd dose of vaccine.

Ten States reported 75.95% of the new cases in the last 24 hours.

Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 34,389, followed by Tamil Nadu with 33,181 new cases.

Meanwhile, the National Mortality Rate currently stands at 1.10%.4,106 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

Ten States account for 75.38% of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (974). Karnataka follows with 403 daily deaths.

In addition, the foreign aid of relief materials continues to be swiftly cleared, apportioned and sent to States/UTs to combat COVID-19. Cumulatively, 11,058 Oxygen Concentrators; 13,496 Oxygen Cylinders; 19 Oxygen Generation Plants; 7,365 ventilators/Bi PAP; ~5.3L Remdesivir vials delivered/ dispatched through road and air, so far.