In an encouraging development in India’s fight against Covid-19 pandemic, the daily new cases have fallen below 2 lakh to a level seen 40 days before, as the country recorded 1,96,427 daily new cases in the last 24 hours. Daily new cases were 1,84,372 on 14 April 2021.
Cumulatively, the active caseload has also now reduced to 25,86,782. Active cases have decreased since their last peak on 10 May 2021. A net decline of 1,33,934 is witnessed in the last 24 hours. It now comprises 9.60% of the country’s total positive cases.
India’s daily recoveries continue to outnumber the daily new cases for the 12th consecutive day as 3,26,850 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours. The country’s cumulative recoveries have reached 2,40,54,861 today. The National Recovery Rate has grown further to touch 89.26%.
Also, a total of 20,58,112 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours in the country and cumulatively 33,25,94,176 tests have been done so far. The daily positivity rate has reduced and now stands at 9.54% today. Also, 12.82 lakh vaccination doses were administered for the 18-44 age group in the last 24 hours. This is the highest since 1 May 2021 when the Liberalised Pricing & Accelerated National Covid-19 Vaccination Strategy was implemented.