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India logs 6,990 new Covid-19 cases, 15.9% lower than yesterday

India logs 6,990 new Covid-19 cases, 15.9% lower than yesterday

New Delhi: India on Tuesday saw a significant drop in its daily new Covid-19 infections after 6,990 people tested positive for the disease in the last 24 hours, the lowest in 551 days, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare.

Top five states which have registered maximum cases are Kerala with 3,382 cases, followed by Tamil Nadu with 730 cases, Maharashtra with 536 cases, West Bengal with 511 cases and Mizoram with 437 cases.

At least 80.05 per cent of the new cases are reported from these five states, with Kerala alone responsible for 48.38 per cent of the new cases.

In the same time span, a total of 190 deaths were reported pushing the toll to 4,68,980 across the nation.

With the recovery of 10,116 patients, the cumulative tally has gone up to 3,40,18,299. The recovery rate now stands at 98.35 per cent, highest since March 2020.

The active caseload stands at 1,00,543, lowest in the last 546 days. Currently, active cases constitute 0.29 per cent of the country's total positive cases, the lowest since March 2020.

Also in the same period, a total of 10,12,523 tests were conducted across the country. India has so far conducted over 64.13 crore cumulative tests.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 0.84 per cent has remained less than 1 per cent for the last 16 days now.

The daily positivity rate stands at 0.69 per cent, which has also remained below 2 per cent for last 57 days and less than 3 per cent for 92 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 78,80,545 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, the Covid inoculation coverage has reached 123.25 crore as of Tuesday morning.

This has been achieved through 1,28,09,178 in sessions.

More than 22.70 crore balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and Union Territories to be administered, according to the ministry. India has administered 123.25 crore vaccine doses so far under nationwide vaccination drive.

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