India Reports 8,488 New Covid-19 Cases, Lowest In 538 Days

Weekly Positivity Rate (0.93%) less than 2% for last 59 days

India on Monday witnessed a big decline in its daily Covid-19 caseload. The country reported 8,488 new coronavirus infections in 24 hours which is the lowest count in 538 days. While a total of 249 deaths happened due to the virus in the past 24 hours.

With the administration of 32,99,337 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 116.87 Cr (1,16,87,28,385) as per provisional reports till 7 am today.  This has been achieved through 1,20,77,324 sessions.

The recovery of 12,510 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) to 3,39,34,547.

Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.31%.

Sustained and collaborative efforts by the Centre and the States/UTs continue the trend of less than 50,000 Daily New Cases that is being reported for 148 consecutive days now.

8,488 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours.

The Active Caseload presently stands at 1,18,443. Active cases presently constitute 0.34% of the country’s total Positive Cases, which is lowest since March 2020.

The testing capacity across the country continues to be expanded. The last 24 hours saw a total of 7,83,567tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over 63.25 Cr (63,25,24,259) cumulative tests.

While testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, Weekly Positivity Rate at 0.93% remains less than 2% for the last 59 days now. The Daily Positivity rate reported to be1.08%. The daily Positivity rate has remained below2% for last 49 days and below 3% for 84 consecutive days now.

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