India reports 26,727 fresh coronavirus cases

India reported 26,727 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, an increase of 13 per cent from yesterday when the country had recorded 23,529 cases. At least 277 deaths due to the coronavirus in the last 24 hours took the fatality count to 4,48,339.

The total number of coronavirus cases has reached 3,37,66,707 in India but the active cases comprise 0.82 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020 — the active caseload at present is 2,75,224, lowest in 196 days.

The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.86 per cent, highest since March 2020. At least 28,246 recoveries in the last 24 hours took the total number of recoveries to 3,30,43,144 in India.

The daily positivity rate – number of positive cases identified per 100 – stands at 1.76 per cent, less than 3 per cent for last 32 days. The weekly positivity rate stands at 1.70 per cent.