COVID-19 Update: India records less than 20,000 daily new cases for first time since March 11
India’s vaccination coverage has crossed the landmark of 870 million
India on Tuesday reported less than 20,000 daily new cases of COVID-19 for the first time after 201 days. The number of new infections in the past 24 hours was 18,795; registering a sharp drop from Sunday’s 26,401.
As per provisional reports till 7 am on Tuesday 1,02,22,525 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours, taking the vaccination coverage up to 87,07,08,636.
As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, this figure of vaccinations has been achieved through 84,62,957 sessions.
The recovery of 26,030 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) to 3,29,58,002.
Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 97.81%. Recovery Rate is currently at its highest peak since March 2020.
The Active Caseload is presently 2,92,206, which is the lowest in 192 days. Active cases presently constitute 0.87% of the country's total Positive Cases.
The testing capacity across the country continues to be expanded. The last 24 hours saw a total of 13,21,780 tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over 56.57 Cr (56,57,30,031) cumulative tests.
While testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, the Weekly Positivity Rate at 1.88% remains less than 3% for the last 95 days now. The Daily Positivity rate reported to be 1.42%.
The daily Positivity rate has remained below 3% for the last 29 days and below 5% for 112 consecutive days now.