Covid-19 Update: Active cases in India at lowest number in 17 months
The country’s recovery rate now stands at 98.26%
India has added 10,229 new cases of COVID-19 and 11,926 recoveries from the virus in the last 24 hours.
This has taken the country’s active cases to 1,34,096, which is the lowest in 523 days, or about 17 months.
Active cases currently constitute 0.39% of the country's total Positive Cases, which is the lowest since March 2020, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Monday.
The recovery of 11,926 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) to 3,38,49,785.
Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.26%, the health ministry said.
The trend of less than 50,000 Daily New Cases being reported has continued for 141 consecutive days now.
The last 24 hours saw a total of 9,15,198 tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over 62.46 crore (62,46,66,542) cumulative tests.
The Weekly Positivity Rate at 0.99% has remained less than 2% for the last 52 days now. The Daily Positivity Rate is reported to be 1.12%.
The Daily Positivity Rate has remained below2% for last 42 days and below 3% for 77 consecutive days now.
With the administration of 30,20,119 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 112.34 crore (1,12,34,30,478) as per provisional reports till 7 am on Monday.
This has been achieved through 1,15,01,243 sessions, the health ministry said.