With the slightest decline in cases, India has recorded 259,170 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
However, the country recorded the highest-ever single-day spike in COVID-19 related deaths with 1,761 fatalities, taking the count to 180,550.
The fresh cases have taken the total number of infections in India, since the pandemic began, to 15,321,089. India is now the worst-hit country followed by the United States and Brazil. The actives cases in the country are now over two million.
Meanwhile, the government said on Monday that everyone above the age of eighteen in India will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccinations from 1 May.