coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, with active caseload recorded at 1,655, according to data from the health ministry on Monday.
The total tally of cases now stand at nearly 4.50 crore, while death toll has been recorded at 531,903. Covid cases have declined over the last three months after a surge in infections due to XBB.1.16 Omicron variant.
Health experts have noted a steady fall in hospital admissions due to the declining number of cases. Despite this, elderly individuals and those with comorbid conditions remain at risk.Vulnerable populations have been advised to take their booster shots and continue observing covid-19 protocols.
Experts say that the current variants of the coronavirus are likely to be less severe due to widespread hybrid immunity, a result of both vaccination efforts and natural infections.