New Delhi: India saw a single-day rise of 34,703 coronavirus infections, the lowest in 111 days, taking the tally of Covid-19 cases to 3,06,19,932, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.
The death toll climbed to 4,03,281 with 553 daily fatalities, the lowest in around 91 days.
The active cases have further declined to 4,64,357, the lowest in 101 days, and comprise 1.52% of the total infections. The national Covid-19 recovery rate has improved to 97.17%, the data updated at 8 am showed.
A net decline of 17,714 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
Also, 16,47,424 tests were conducted on Monday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for Covid-19 in the country to 42,14,24,881, while the daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.11%.
It has been less than 3% for 15 consecutive days, the ministry said, adding the weekly positivity rate has declined to 2.40%.
Recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for the 54th consecutive day.
The number of people who have recuperated from the infection surged to 2,97,52,294, while the case fatality rate (CFR) stands at 1.32%, the data stated. Over 35.75 crore vaccine doses have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.
India’s Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20, and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19 last year. India crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23.
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