Covid-19 update: India’s active caseload drops to 3.6 lakhs, lowest in 151 days
India’s recovery rate stands at 97.54%, the highest since March 2020
India has reported 34,457 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The Union Health Ministry said that high recoveries and a low number of new cases have brought down the Active Caseload to 3,61,340, which is the lowest in 151 days.
Active cases currently form only 1.12% of the country's total Positive Cases which is the lowest since March 2020.
“Sustained and collaborative efforts by the Centre and the States/UTs continue the trend of less than 50,000 Daily New Cases that is being reported for fifty-five consecutive days now,” the Health Ministry said.
On another front, the recovery of 36,347 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) to 3,15,97,982.
Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 97.54%, the highest since March 2020.
With the administration of 36,36,043 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has surpassed the cumulative figure of 57.61 Cr (57,61,17,350) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 64,01,385 sessions.
“The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country.
The testing capacity across the country continues to be expanded. The last 24 hours saw a total of 17,21,205 tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over 50.45 Cr (50,45,76,158) cumulative tests.
While testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, Weekly Positivity Rate at 1.98% remains less than 3% for the last 57 days now. The Daily Positivity rate also stands at 2.00%. The daily positivity rate has remained below 3% for the last 26 days and below 5% for 75 consecutive days now.