Updated on 24 Sep 2021, 5:32 am
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India on Friday reported 31,382 new COVID-19 positive cases, taking the total number of active cases to 3,00,162, according to the latest update by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry.
The trend of less than 50,000 daily new cases of COVID-19 is being reported for 89 consecutive days now. The Active cases account for 0.89 per cent of the country's total positive cases. This is the lowest figure in active cases in India since March 2020, the ministry stated in a release.
The total COVID-19 confirmed caseload reached 3,35,94,803, while the death toll mounted to 4,46,368, with the report of 318 more deaths.
The country also witnessed 32,542 more recoveries. The cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) reached 3,28,48,273.
Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 97.78 per cent. The recovery rate is currently at its highest peak since March 2020.
The last 24 hours saw a total of 15,65,696 tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over 55.99 Cr (55,99,32,709) cumulative tests.
While the testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, the Weekly Positivity Rate at 2.07% remains less than 3% for the last 91 days now. The Daily Positivity rate reported to be 2.00%. The daily Positivity rate has remained below 3% for last 25 days and below 5% for 108 consecutive days now.
With the administration of 72,20,642 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage reached 84,15,18,026 as per provisional reports till 7 am today. As many as 5,39,46,372 beneficiaries above 60 years have been fully vaccinated so far.