With less than 40,000 (39,796) fresh Covid cases recorded in the last 24 hours, India registered the lowest daily rise since March 19 amid easing of curbs in several parts after tough restrictions due to the second wave. 723 deaths were recorded since Sunday.
India has logged 3,05,85,229 Covid cases since the start of the pandemic and 4,02,728 deaths. In the last 24 hours, Kerala recorded the highest number of cases with 12,100 fresh infections, according to the Health Ministry data.
The active cases, however, constitute only 1.58 per cent of India’s total cases, says the Health Ministry. “Daily recoveries continue to outnumber daily cases for the 53rd consecutive day,” an official statement read.
India’s daily positivity rate – which indicates the number of people testing Covid positive for every 100 tests – stood at 2.61 per cent this morning. It has been less than 5 per cent for 28 consecutive days in signs of relief.
As the government tries to speed up the vaccination pace, over 35 crore doses of vaccines have been given so far. The government aims to vaccinate all adults by the end of this year. So far, four vaccines – Covishield, Covaxin, Russia’s Sputnik V and Moderna – have been cleared for use in the country.