Coronavirus Live: India recorded 281,386 new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the last 24 hours, the Union health ministry update showed on Monday. With this, the total tally reached 24,965,463.
The data updated at 8am showed that 4,106 people succumbed to the disease in the said period, which pushed up the death toll to 274,390.
The number of active cases - a grim marker of the spread of the disease - came down to 3,516,997 from Sunday's 3,618,458.
Though the active cases have been going down in the past few days, the health ministry said on Sunday that 10 states account for 74.69 per cent of these cases.
It also said that the country's positivity rate - the percentage of samples which test positive from total samples tested - has dropped to 16.98 per cent from 24.47 per cent recorded on May 3.