India reports lowest COVID-19 active caseload in 194 days

The cumulative number of COVID-19 active caseload accounted for less than one per cent of the total confirmed cases, currently at 0.84 per cent; lowest since March 2020.


India continued to witness less than 20,000 daily new COVID-19 cases with 18,870 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. That pushed its COVID-19 active caseload further down to 2,82,520, lowest in 194 days, according to the latest update by the Union Health Ministry.

The cumulative number of COVID-19 active caseload accounted for less than one per cent of the total confirmed cases, currently at 0.84 per cent; lowest since March 2020.

Dadra And Nagar Haveli And Daman And Diu continued to report zero COVID-19 active cases, while the daily active cases in Kerala also continued to fall, as per the ministry’s bulletin.

The cumulative number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in the country rose to 3,37,16,451, while the death toll mounted to 4,47,751 as 378 more patients succumbed to the disease.

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Meanwhile, 28,178 recoveries were reported from across the country in the last 24 hours that pushed the total number of recoveries to 3,29,86,180 and the recovery rate stood at 97.83 per cent; highest since March 2020.

The COVID-19 weekly positivity rate (1.82%) remained less than three per cent for the last 96 days, while the daily positivity rate (1.25%) stood at less than three per cent for the last 30 days.

In all, over 56.74 crore total tests have been conducted across the country so far, and 87.66 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive.

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Of the total vaccine beneficiaries, a cumulative number of 16,208365 people in 18-144 years age group have been fully vaccinated.

 

 

 

 

First Published:Sept. 29, 2021, 11:45 a.m.

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