New Delhi: India recorded a sharp spike in the number of daily positive cases of COVID-19 on Monday. The country logged as many as 2,183 new COVID cases in the past 24 hours, an 89.8% jump from Sunday’s case count of 1,150 cases.
Meanwhile, 214 deaths have been recorded over the past 24 hours. This, however, includes a backlog of 212 deaths from Kerala — a backlog of 62 deaths has been cleared following court appeals and the state reported 150 deaths between April 13 and April 16.
The daily positivity rate, an indicator of the spread of the infection in the population, has increased from 0.31% on Sunday to 0.83% on Monday.
However, with the recovery of 1,985 COVID patients in the last 24 hours, the active cases saw a minor decline to 11,542 which account for 0.03% of the total cases.
The total number of recoveries in the country since the onset of the pandemic stands at 4,25,10,773. The recovery rate remained at 98.76%. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 5,21,965.
As many as 2,61,440 COVID samples were tested in the country during this period taking the total number of samples tested till date to 83.21 crore.
Under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive, 2,66,459 COVID vaccines were administered during the period. The total number of vaccines administered so far jumped to 1,86,54,94,355.
Meanwhile, Delhi continues to register an increase in its daily COVID-19 caseload as it reported 517 new infections during the last 24 hours. As per the Delhi health department, this is the highest number after February 20 when a total of 570 COVID-19 cases were registered.