A health worker takes a nasal swab sample to test for COVID-19. File photo
Gulf Today Report
India on Tuesday registered a total of 25,467 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking its tally of infections to 32.47 million, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The health ministry data showed that deaths rose by 354, taking the toll to 435,110.
The sustained and collaborative efforts by the Centre and the States/UTs continue the trend as less than 50,000 daily cases are being reported for fifty-eight consecutive days now.
India's recovery rate from COVID infections has increased to 97.68 per cent, the highest since March 2020. High recoveries and a low number of new cases have subsided the active caseload to 3,19,551 which is at its lowest in 156 days.
At 0.98 per cent, active cases presently form less than 1 per cent of the country's total positive cases. Active caseload is at its lowest since March 2020, as per the health ministry data.
A total of 39,486 patients were discharged from the hospitals and health centres in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cured to 3,17,20,112 to date in India.
The weekly positivity rate remains below 3 per cent for the last 60 days and currently stands at 1.90 per cent. The daily positivity rate continues to remain below 3 per cent for 29 continuous days and currently stands at 1.55 per cent.
India's COVID vaccination coverage has surpassed the cumulative figure of 58.89 crore and stands at 58,89,97,805 as per provisional reports on Tuesday morning.
As many as 35,181 patients recovered across the country from the viral disease in the last 24 hours taking the total recoveries to 3,20,28,825, ANI reported. With 509 fatalities, the COVID death toll in the country reached 4,39,529.
The federal health ministry said on Monday the deaths rose by 447, taking total fatalities to 428,309. The number is slightly lower than yesterday's 39,070 cases.
According to the ministry's data the fresh cases, the overall tally has reached 31,969,954.
The third wave of the coronavirus is likely may take a maximum of three more weeks, even though the share of rural districts in new caseloads has increased significantly since December, says a report.
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