Covid-19 update: India’s active cases on a continuous decline; records lowest in last 24 hours
India’s Active Caseload has reduced to 22,28,724 on Saturday. Active Cases have decreased since the last peak on May 10
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, a net decline of 1,14,428 is witnessed in the last 24 hours and active cases are now only 8.04% of the country's total Positive Cases.
As part of continued decline in the daily new cases, the country has recorded less than 3 lakh Daily New Cases for thirteen consecutive days now.
Less than 2 lakh daily new cases have been reported since the last two days. In the last 24 hours, 1,73,790 Daily New Cases were registered.
On another front, India’s Daily Recoveries continue to outnumber the Daily New Cases for the 16th consecutive day.
In the last 24 hours, 2,84,601 recoveries were registered in the country.
The Health Ministry said that 1,10,811 more recoveries were recorded during the last 24 hours as compared to the daily new cases.
Out of the people infected since the beginning of the pandemic 2,51,78,011 people have already recovered from COVID-19 and 2,84,601 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours. This constitutes an overall recovery rate of 90.8.
A total of 20,80,048 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours in the country and cumulatively India has conducted 34.11 crore tests so far.
While on one side testing has been enhanced across the country, a continued decline in weekly case positivity is noticed. Weekly Positivity Rate is currently at 9.84% while the Daily Positivity rate has reduced and is at 8.36% today. It has remained less than 10% for 5 consecutive days now.
Meanwhile, the cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has exceeded 20.89 Cr today under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive. India is the second country after the US to achieve the vaccination landmark of 20 Crore.
A total of 20,89,02,445 vaccine doses have been administered through 29,72,971 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am.