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Covid-19 cases in India drop to 259-day low; 10,423 test positive

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New Delhi: India witnessed a significant drop in Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours. There were 10,423 cases during this period, the health ministry said on Tuesday morning. This is the lowest in 259 days, according to the ministry.

A total of 443 patients succumbed to the infection during this period, taking the death toll to 4,58,880.  This is 1.34 per cent of the total cases.

The daily positivity rate is 1.03 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate is 1.16 per cent.

 

98.21% recovery

A total of 15,021 patients recovered from Covid-19 in last 24 hours. The recovery so far is over 3.36 crore, which is 98.21 per cent of the total case tally.

The active caseload in the country is 1.53 lakh, which is 0.45 per cent of the total cases. This is the lowest in 250 days, according to the ministry.

Over 61.02 crore samples have been tested for Covid-19 till now, of which over 10 lakh were conducted on Monday.

 

52.39 lakh vaccinated in 24 hours

More than 1.06 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in the country till now under the nationwide vaccination drive. Of these, 52.39 lakh were administered in last 24 hours.

 

20 new cases in Gujarat

Twenty persons tested positive for Covid-19 in 24 hours ending Monday evening. One patient succumbed to the infection during this period. The overall death toll has reached 10,090.

There are 196 active cases in the state so far. The recovery rate is 98.76 per cent.

Over 7.1 crore doses of Covid-19 have been administered till now.

 

 

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