India reports 12,428 fresh coronavirus cases

With12,428 fresh cases, India saw the lowest daily surge in coronavirus cases  in nearly eight months, the latest data showed, as the government cautions against letting the guard down amid the festive season.

Across the country, states have been witnessing a drop in daily cases. Maharashtra, which has the highest overall cases, on Monday logged 889 fresh infections, the lowest daily rise since March 2020.

Kerala, however, is still reporting thousands of new infections every day. In the last 24 hours, 6,664 fresh cases were recorded.

The country’s active caseload (1,63,816) is the lowest in 241 days. India has logged 3,42,02,202 infections since the start of the pandemic.

The weekly positivity rate stood at 1.24 per cent this morning; it has been less than 2 per cent for the last 32 days. The daily positivity rate stood at 1.1 per cent; it has been less than 2 per cent for last 22 days. At 98.19 per cent, the recovery rate is the highest since March 2020.

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a petition against mass vaccination and insisted: “Vaccination is the key to protect people from coronavirus.”