India reports 35,178 fresh coronavirus cases

India reported 35,178 new COVID-19 cases and 440 deaths  in the past 24 hours, the government said this morning.

The daily new cases are a nearly 40 per cent increase from the 25,166 reported Tuesday – the lowest single-day increase in 154 days.

Active cases have fallen to 3,67,415 – the lowest in 148 days – and are 1.14 per cent of total cases. 37,169 people were discharged after treatment in the past 24 hours, taking cumulative recoveries to around 3.15 crore. The recovery rate is 97.52 per cent – the highest since March last year.

The weekly positivity rate – the percentage of Covid tests returning positive results – is 1.95 per cent. It has been below the danger mark of three per cent for the last 54 days. The daily rate is 1.96 per cent and it has been below the three per cent mark for 23 days.