INDIA: India has recorded less than 50,000 new COVID-19 cases taking the tally of cases to 2,99,77,861 while active cases fell below 7 lakh (700,000) after 79 days, according to the Union Health Ministry.
According to the data, the recorded cases are the lowest in 91 days.
COVID-19 situation in India
The active COVID-19 cases have declined to 6,62,521 while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 96.49%.
A net decline of 40,366 cases has been recorded in the caseload in 24 hours. The daily positivity rate has declined to 2.56%. It has been less than 5% for 15 consecutive days, the Ministry said. On the other hand, the weekly positivity rate has declined to 3.21%.
Recoveries have outnumbered daily new cases for 40 consecutive days. The number of people who have recovered from the disease surged to 2,89,26,038, while the fatality rate stands at 1.30%, the data stated.
Meanwhile, around 2.8 million vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide inoculation drive. Meanwhile, the declining COVID-19 cases is a big achievement for the country.
The administration of US President Joe Biden on Monday announced its plan for the next tranche of 55 million COVID-19 vaccine doses it plans to send to countries in need.
Lauding the achievement of record single-day inoculations in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that vaccines remain the strongest weapon to fight COVID-19.
“Today’s record-breaking vaccination numbers are gladdening. The vaccine remains our strongest weapon to fight COVID-19. Congratulations to those who got vaccinated and kudos to all the front-line warriors working hard to ensure so many citizens got the vaccine. Well done India!” Modi tweeted on Monday.