India reports 30,256 fresh coronavirus cases

 India logged 30,256 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, which is 1.6 per cent lower than yesterday’s cases (30,773). The country also reported 295 deaths.

The active cases have declined to 3,18,181 comprising 0.95 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.72 per cent, the health ministry said.

The daily positivity rate – number of positive cases identified per 100 – stands at 2.57 per cent. It has been less than 3 per cent for the last 21 days.

Kerala, which has been leading the states in most number of daily cases, reported 19,653 fresh COVID-19 cases and 152 deaths, which took the caseload to 45,08,493 and fatalities to 23,591.