India records lowest active COVID-19 cases in 532 days
New Delhi: India logged 10,488 new coronavirus infections taking the country’s total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,45,10,413, while the active cases declined to 1,22,714, the lowest in 532 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.
The death toll climbed to 4,65,662 with 313 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 20,000 for 44 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 147 consecutive days now.
The active cases comprise 0.36 percent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.30 percent, the highest since March 2020, the ministry said.
A decrease of 2,154 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.98 percent. It has been less than two percent for the last 48 days. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 0.94 percent. It has been below two percent for the last 58 days, according to the ministry.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,39,22,037, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.35 percent.
The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 116.50 crore.
A total of 4,65,662 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,40,722 from Maharashtra, 38,174 from Karnataka, 37,299 from Kerala, 36,361 from Tamil Nadu, 25,095 from Delhi, 22,909 from Uttar Pradesh and 19,376 from West Bengal.
The ministry stressed that more than 70 percent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.
“Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.