Updated on 22 Aug 2021, 5:28 am
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India on Sunday recorded 30,948 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. With it, the country’s COVID-19 active caseload stands at 3,53,398, the lowest in 152 days, as per the latest update by the Union Health Ministry.
The current total number of COVID-19 active cases account for 1.09 per cent of the total cases, the lowest since March 2020.
India also reported 38,487 recoveries in the last 24 hours that pushed the total number of recoveries to 3,16,36,469. The recovery rate increases to 97.57 per cent, the highest since March 2020.
With the downtrend in the new positive cases being reported across the country, the daily positivity rate remained less than three per cent for last 27 days at 1.95 per cent. The weekly positivity rate also remained less than three per cent for last 58 days at 2 per cent.
The COVID-19 death toll reach 4,34,367 with 403 more deaths. The death rate now stood at 1.34 per cent.
As all parts of the country has ramped COVID-19 testing, a total of 50,62,56,239 tests have been conducted across the country so far.
Meanwhile, the healthcare staff and frontline workers have been pushing the vaccination drive relentlessly amid vaccination hesitancy.
Despite vaccination hesitancy witnessed in some parts of the country, 58,14,89,377 total vaccine doses have been administered across the country so far under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive.