According to the Union health ministry, India reported 10,853 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the active figure in the country to 1,44,845, the lowest in 260 days. The total number of people is 3,43,55,536.
Active cases make up less than 1% of total cases, with 0.42 percent being the lowest since March 2020. In a 24-hour period, there was a decline of 2,105 instances in active COVID-19 cases, according to the statistics.
Meanwhile, India’s COVID death toll has risen to 4,60,791 people.
In the same time period, the number of recoveries was higher than the number of infections. The overall number of recoveries reached 3,37,49,900 in the last 24 hours, with 12,432 discharges. The current recovery rate is 98.24 percent, which is the highest since March 2020.
According to the government, the country’s daily positivity rate is 1.18 percent, and it has been less than 2% for the past 34 days. The weekly positive rate is currently at 1.28 percent.
So far, the Nationwide Vaccination Drive has administered 108.21 crore vaccine doses across the country.
Last year, India’s COVID-19 tally reached 20 lakh on August 7th, 30 lakh on August 23rd, 40 lakh on September 5th, and 50 lakh on September 16th.
Last year, it topped 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20, and one crore on December 19.
Kerala has reported 5299 backlog deaths in the last 16 days, giving the state an average of 331 daily backlog deaths. In the last 16 days, about 16% of the state’s total COVID-19 deaths had been added to the backlog.