India reports 84,332 new cases in last 24 hours, lowest in 70 days


With 84,332 COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, India maintained its declining trend of new cases and reported the lowest single-day cases in 70 days, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed on Saturday.

With the new cases, the COVID case tally in India reached 2,93,59,155.

India has been witnessing a continuous fall in the active caseload and the country’s active caseload today stands at 10,80,690, with a net decrease of 40,981 cases in the last 24 hours.

The weekly positivity rate further dropped to less than 5 percent and currently stands at 4.94 percent, while the daily positivity rate stands at 4.39 percent today. It has remained less than 10 percent for 19th consecutive days now.

According to the health ministry, 4,002 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 3,67,081 in the country.

Meanwhile, recoveries continue to outnumber the daily new cases for the 30th consecutive day, as 1,21,311 people recuperated in the last 24 hours.

The recovery tally of India has reached 2,79,11,384, and the recovery rate stands at 95.07 percent.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 37,62,32,162 samples were tested for COVID-19 so far, out of which 19,20,477 samples were tested yesterday.

The Union Health Ministry has informed that nearly 24,96,00,304 vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.


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