India reports 24,354 fresh coronavirus cases

India reported 24,354 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, a slight decrease of 8.8 per cent from yesterday. At least 234 deaths due to coronavirus were also reported in last 24 hours.

India’s active caseload stands at 2,73,889, lowest in 197 days, which accounts for less than 0.81 per cent of total cases — lowest since March 2020.

The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.86 per cent, highest since March 2020. At least 25,455 recoveries in the last 24 hours took the total number of recoveries to 3,30,68,599.

The daily positivity rate – number of positive cases identified per 100 – stands at 1.70 per cent, less than 3 per cent for last 33 days. The weekly positivity rate stands at 1.68 per cent.

Kerala reported majority of new cases in India, 13,834, and 95 deaths, taking the infection count to 46,94,719 and the death count to 25,182.