Dip in active covid cases in India

India has recorded over 2.85 crore Covid cases so far, with 1.32 lakh new cases, according to government data.

This is the eleventh straight day when the country, recovering from the deadly second wave, saw a positive rate below 10 per cent.

Active Covid cases in the country has dipped to 16.35 lakh. It’s for the eighth straight day that the active cases have been under two lakh.

With the addition of 15,229 coronavirus cases, the infection count in Maharashtra, the worst-hit state, has risen to over 57.91 lakh.

Tamilnadu saw a slide in daily Covid case counts for the 13th straight day, with 24,405 new infections. 2,062 of these infections are from Chennai.

Delhi recorded 487 fresh Covid cases, the lowest in over two-and-a-half months and 45 deaths on Thursday, while the positivity rate dipped to 0.61 per cent.