New Delhi: India’s single day Covid tally continues on a downward trajectory as the country reported 70,421 fresh COVID-19 cases and 3,921 new deaths in the last 24 hours, dubbed as the lowest single-day count in 72 days, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Monday. The new cases pushed the COVID case tally in the country to 2,95,10,410 cases and deaths to 3,74,305.
India has been witnessing a continuous decline in the active caseload and the current active number of COVID cases stands at 9,73,158.
As many as 1,19,501 patients recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours taking the total number of recoveries in the country to 2,81,62,947.
The daily cases peaked on May 7 when the country registered 4,14,188 infections in a span of 24 hours, while daily deaths were the highest on May 19 with India reporting 4,529 fatalities due to COVID-19.
The Union Health Ministry has informed that around 25,48,49,301 COVID vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.
Most states are easing the COVID-19 restrictions, which they first started imposing in mid-April, in a staggered manner, confining it to districts with low positivity rates and active cases and continuing with restrictions like the closure of schools and colleges and night curfew.