India's Covid curve showed marginal improvement on Monday as the country reported 2.58 lakh cases, which is around 5 per cent lower than Sunday. As many as 385 people have died of Covid during the past 24-hour period, according to the Health Ministry.
The country's caseload now stands at 3.73 crore. This includes 8,209 cases of the Omicron variant which is now present in 29 states. The active cases now comprise 4.43 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has decreased to 94.27 per cent.
Meanwhile, the cumulative vaccination coverage across the country crossed 157.91 crore doses with over 68 lakh shots being administered on Monday, the Union Health Ministry said. More than 50 lakh (50,56,277) precaution doses have been administered to healthcare and frontline workers, and to those aged 60 and above with comorbidities, the data showed.