Covid-19 Update: Less than 1 lakh daily new cases for 6 continuous days now
The total number of active cases are now only 3.49% of the country's total positive cases
India has reported 80,834 daily new cases in the last 24 hours, the lowest after 71 days. With this, the country has recorded less than 1 lakh daily new cases for 6 continuous days now, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said releasing data till Sunday morning.
With a continuous fall over the past few weeks, the country’s active caseload now stands at 10,26,159. The figure has been below 20 lakhs for 13 successive days.
A net decline of 54,531 was witnessed in the last 24 hours and the total number of active cases are now only 3.49% of the country's total positive cases, the health ministry said.
Meanwhile, India’s daily recoveries continued to outnumber the daily new cases for the 31st consecutive day.
With 1,32,062 recoveries being registered in the last 24 hours, 51,228 more recoveries were reported during the last 24 hours as compared to the daily new cases.
With a ramped up Covid-19 testing capacity across the country, a total of 19,00,312 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. Cumulatively India has conducted over 37.81 crore (37,81,32,474) tests so far, the health ministry pointed out.
While on one side testing has been enhanced across the country, a continued decline in weekly case positivity is noticed
In keeping with the declining trend, the Weekly Positivity Rate is currently at 4.74%; the Daily Positivity rate now stands at 4.25% today. It has remained less than 10% for 20 consecutive days now.