NEW DELHI: India recorded 70,421 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours on Monday, the lowest number since April 1, according to the union health ministry.
The total number of COVID-19 cases is now 2,95,10,410, with 374,305 fatalities. In the previous 24 hours, 3,921 people have died.
India's daily test positivity rate - the number of positive cases found per 100 - is decreasing. It was below 5 percent for the eighth day in a row, at 4.71 percent.
On Sunday, however only 14.92 lakh samples were tested, versus a weekly average of around 19 lakh. With 14,016 new cases Tamil Nadu continues to be the leading contributor.
Kerala comes in second with 11,584 new cases. Maharashtra has recorded a total of 10,442 cases. Karnataka has 7,810 cases, while Andhra Pradesh has 6,770 cases. West Bengal recorded 3,984 new cases, while Delhi reported 255 fresh cases.
Maharashtra (5,908,992), Karnataka (2,765,134), Kerala (2,702,823), Tamil Nadu (2,324,597) and Andhra Pradesh (1,809,844) are the five states with the highest cases.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that all restaurants in the national capital will be permitted to open at 50% capacity starting Monday at 5 a.m., further easing Delhi's Covid-19 lockdown. All market complexes and malls in Delhi will now be permitted to operate between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.
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