Coronavirus | Over 2.50 lakh cases, more than 1,700 deaths recorded

It’s yesterday once more: Migrant workers and their families at the Anand Vihar bus depot as the lockdown began in New Delhi.   | Photo Credit: SUSHIL KUMAR VERMA

India recorded 2,56,828 new COVID-19 cases as of 11.55 p.m. on Monday. As many as 1,757 deaths were also recorded on the day.

The country has so far reported a total of 1,53,14,714 cases and 1,80,550 deaths.

The slight reduction in the daily cases was due to a drop in the number of tests carried out on Sunday (results of which were made available on Monday). Only 13.56 lakh tests were carried out on Sunday, about 2.1 lakh lower than Saturday. However, it is 1.76 lakh tests more than what was recorded on the previous Sunday.

The figures do not include cases and deaths from Ladakh. The data is sourced from, an independent aggregator of daily COVID-19 figures.

Maharashtra reported 58,924 infections (accounting for nearly 23% of the new cases) on Monday, followed by Uttar Pradesh with 28,211 new infections and Delhi with 23,686 new cases. 

Maharashtra also recorded the maximum casualties (351) on Monday. Delhi followed with 240 new deaths, while Chhattisgarh registered 175 new casualties.

About 12.29 lakh COVID-19 vaccination doses were administered in the 24 hours ending at 7 a.m. on Monday. It is about 14.54 lakh doses less than what was recorded in the previous 24-hours. Also, it is about 17 lakh doses lower than what was recorded in the same period, one week before.

The daily vaccination rate in India has been on a declining trend in the past week. As on April 11, India's average daily doses was around 36.31 lakh. One week later, as on April 18, the average has reduced to 27.60 lakh.

India has administered around 9 vaccination doses per 100 people as of April 18. It is slightly lower than the world average of 11.61 doses per 100 people.

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