India continues to report a sustained slide in the daily new Covid cases. The country has reported 60,753 daily new cases in the last 24 hours. “Less than 1 lakh daily new cases have been reported for 12 continuous days now. This is a result of sustained and collaborative efforts by the centre and the states and UTs,” the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said.
The country has also been witnessing a continuous fall in the active caseload. Its active caseload today stands at 7,60,019. This is the lowest reported active cases after 74 days. A net decline of 38,637 is witnessed in the last 24 hours and active cases are now only 2.55% of the country’s total positive cases, it added.
As more people are getting recovered from the Covid-19 infection, India’s daily recoveries continue to outnumber the daily new cases for 37 consecutive days now as 97,743 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours. Also, 36,990 more recoveries were reported during the last 24 hours as compared to the daily new cases. Out of the people infected since the beginning of the pandemic, 2,86,78,390 people have already recovered from Covid-19 and 97,743 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours. This constitutes an overall recovery rate of 96.16%, which is showing a sustained increasing trend, MoHFW also said.
With ramped-up testing capacity across the country, the health ministry said that a total of 19,02,009 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours in the country. Cumulatively, India has conducted 38,92,07,637 tests until now.
While on one side testing has been enhanced across the country, a continued decline in weekly case positivity is noticed. The weekly positivity rate is currently at 3.58% and the daily positivity rate stands at 2.98% today. It has remained less than 5% for 12 consecutive days now. India’s cumulative vaccination coverage exceeds 27.23 crores today. A total of 27,23,88,783 vaccine doses have been administered through 37,48,147sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today, and 33,00,085 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours.