India records lowest Covid cases in four months
India logged 34,703 new cases in the last 24 hours, its lowest in 111 days as the second wave of Covid infections appears to be ebbing. The recovery rate stands at 97.17 per cent and the daily test positivity rate is at 2.11 per cent.
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India has logged 3,06,19,932 Covid cases since the start of the pandemic and 4,03,281 deaths. With 8,037 fresh cases, Kerala recorded the most number of infections over the last 24 hours. It was followed by Maharashtra (6,740).
The country also reported 553 deaths over the last 24 hours, a sharp drop from the 773 deaths recorded a day earlier.
India's daily positivity rate - which indicates the number of people testing Covid positive for every 100 tests - stands at 2.11 per cent, less than 3 per cent for the 15th straight day.
Daily recoveries continue to outnumber the daily new cases for the 54th consecutive day. The recovery rate stands at 97.17 per cent.
With 62 per cent of high positivity districts in northeast states, the region is emerging as a new health concern in the fight against Covid. Top officials are set to review the situation tomorrow.
Delhi yesterday recorded 54 fresh COVID-19 cases, the lowest since April 15 last year, and two more deaths while the positivity rate dropped to 0.09 per cent, according to data shared by the health department.
Maharashtra on Monday reported 51 Covid-related deaths, the least since March 15, and 6,740 new Covid cases, the lowest daily count in a week, taking the infection tally to 61,04,917 and the death count to 1,23,136, said a health official.
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