India reports lowest COVID-19 active caseload since March 2020

India on Wednesday reported 26,964 new COVID-19 positive cases.

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India on Wednesday reported less than 50000 daily COVID-19 positive cases for the past 87 days with 26,964 new cases registered in the last 24 hours. With it, the COVID-19 active caseload reached 3,01,989, the Union Health Ministry said.

The country’s cumulative number of active cases accounts for 0.90 per cent of the country's total positive cases. This is the lowest figure in active cases in India since March 2020.

The COVID-19 confirmed caseload reached 3,35,31,498, while the death toll mounted to 4,45,768, with 383 new COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours.

The testing capacity across the country continues to be expanded. The last 24 hours saw a total of 15,92,395 tests being conducted. India has so far conducted 55,67,54,282 cumulative tests.

While the testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, the weekly positivity rate at 2.08 per cent remains less than three per cent for the last 89 days now. The daily positivity rate reported to be1.69 per cent. The daily positivity rate has remained below three per cent for last 23 days and below 5 per cent for 106 consecutive days now.

The recovery of 34,167patients in the last 24 hours pushed the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) to 3,27,83,741. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 97.77 per cent, highest since March 2020.

The country’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage reached 82,65,15,754 as per provisional reports till 7 am on Wednesday. Of them, a total of 87,67,189 healthcare workers and 1,46,16,924 frontline workers have been fully vaccinated so far.

First Published:Sept. 22, 2021, 12:43 p.m.

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