India reports 37,154 fresh coronavirus cases

 India logged 37,154 fresh Covid cases and 724 deaths, taking the overall case count to 3,08,74,375 total infections registered since the start of the pandemic. More than 3 crore people have recovered so far, official data shows.

India’s daily positivity rate –  an indicator of the number of people testing positive for every 100 Covid tests – stood at 2.59 per cent this morning. It has been less than 3 per cent for 21 consecutive days.

India presently has 4,50,899 active Covid cases, which is 1.46 per cent of the total cases, the Health Ministry data shows. The country has witnessed a drop in cases after a very tough battle against the second wave.

Delhi, Haryana and Tamil Nadu eased restrictions over the weekend, while telling people to not let their guards down amid concerns over a third wave. The national capital on Sunday reported 56 fresh Covid cases, the lowest daily rise since April last year.