India's daily COVID-19 positivity rate remains below 3% for last 20 days

India's COVID-19 active caseload stood at 3,85,336, with the report of 36,083 new cases


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As India observed its 75th Independence Day on Sunday - August 15 - the people across the country continued to battle the Covid-19 pandemic wave. However, for the past 20 days, the country has been witnessing a wane in the daily new positive cases, a continued drop in the daily positivity rate and weekly positivity rate. 

On Sunday morning, India's COVID-19 active caseload stood at 3,85,336, with the report of 36,083 new cases in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry bulletin.

The active caseload constitutes 1.20 per cent of the total cases of over 3.22 crore.

The recovery rate currently is 97.46 per cent as a total of 37,927 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, taking the total recoveries across the country to 3,13,76,015, while the death toll crossed 4.31 lakh so far, with 493 more patients succumbing to the disease.

As the country continued to witness a downtrend in new COVID-19 cases, the daily positivity rate remained below three per cent for last 20 days at 1.88 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate also dropped remains below two per cent at 2 per cent.

Meanwhile, in view of the looming third wave of the pandemic, testing capacity has been substantially ramped up across the country. So far, over 49.36 crore tests have been conducted.

A total of over 54.38 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive.

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First Published:Aug. 15, 2021, 11:47 a.m.

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