India reports 25,467 fresh coronavirus cases

 India reported 25,467 new Covid cases in the past 24 hours, slightly higher than yesterday’s 25,072, taking the total infections to over 3.24 crore. 354 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours taking the total fatalities to over 4.35 lakhs so far.

Active Covid cases have declined to 3,19,551 in India, lowest in 156 days. Active cases constitute less than 1 per cent of total infections. 39,486 patients recovered in the last 24 hours taking total recoveries so far to over 3.17 crore.

The recovery rate has been steadily increasing. It is currently at 97.68 per cent, highest since March last year. The daily positivity rate is at 1.55 per cent – less than 3 per cent for 29 straight days in a sign of relief. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared Covid positivity rate below 5 per cent to be within the safe zone.

Maharashtra recorded 27 new cases of the Delta Plus COVID-19 variant on Monday, taking the total number of Delta Plus cases in the state to 103. The state is conducting genome sequencing tests of Covid patients’ samples on a regular basis to ascertain the extent of spread of mutants of the virus.