India reports 62,480 new cases

India reported 62,480 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. Daily recoveries continue to outnumber the daily new cases for the 36th consecutive day as the second wave of infections appear to be ebbing.

India’s daily test positivity rate – positive cases identified for every 100 tests – continues to decline. It stood at 3.24 per cent – below 5 per cent for the eleventh straight day.

At present, there are 20 states and union territories where the Covid active caseload is less than 5,000 and a drastic reduction is being noted in almost all states.

26.89 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.