India's daily positive cases continue to drop; active caseload lowest in 151 days

The total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases reached 3,23,93,286 as of Saturday, while the death toll rose to 4,33,964 with 375 more patients succumbing to the disease.


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India on Saturday reported 34,457 new COVID-19 cases that pushed the country’s total active caseload to 3,61,340, the lowest in 151 days, according to the latest update by the Union Home Ministry.

The total number of current COVID-19 active cases accounted for 1.12 per cent of total cases, the lowest since March 2020.

The total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases reached 3,23,93,286 as of Saturday, while the death toll rose to 4,33,964 with 375 more patients succumbing to the disease.

As the COVID-19 pandemic appeared to ease, the recovery rate increased to 97.54 per cent; the highest since March 2020. With a total of 36,347 more in the last 24 hours, the total recoveries touched 3,15,97,982.

As the country’s daily positive cases continued to drop, the weekly positivity rate remained less than three per cent for the last 57 days at 1.98 per cent.

The daily positivity rate also remained less than three per cent for last 26 days at 2.00 per cent.

Meanwhile, as the nation ramped up COVID-19 testing, a total of 50,45,76,158 tests have been conducted so far. A total of 17,21,205 tests were conducted across the country on Friday.

A cumulative number of 57,61,17,350 vaccine doses have been administered across the country so far under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive.

Kerala continued to report the highest number of daily positive cases and its total active caseload stood at 1,82,818 as of Saturday.

First Published:Aug. 21, 2021, 11:53 a.m.

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