India has reported 37,566 new COVID-19 cases and 907 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the Union Health Ministry. The country reported less than 40,000 daily cases after 102 days.With this, the total COVID-19 cases in the country reached 3,03,16,897 while the death toll surged to 3,97,637.
The number of recoveries reported in the last 24 hours amounted to 56,994. On Monday, the number of patients who recovered from the disease was 58,578. The recovery rate of the country is at 96.80 per cent.
The active caseload of the country declined to 5,52,659 after Tuesday’s inputs. Active cases in India account for 1.82 per cent of the total cases. The weekly positivity rate of the country is also on a steady decline as it now stands at 2.74 per cent, below five per cent, the health ministry’s data showed.
The daily positivity rate, which was less than five per cent for 21 consecutive days and was 2.94 per cent on Monday, followed the downward trend on Tuesday as and stood at 2.12 per cent, as per the data.
The health ministry also claimed on Monday the country’s testing capacity has been further ramped up. Till date, more than 400 million tests have been done to detect the viral disease in the country, as of Tuesday, according to data.
The country on Monday achieved a milestone in the vaccination drive against Covid-19 as it overtook the US in terms of the total number of vaccine doses administered to date. More than 320 million vaccine doses have been administered in the country since the world’s largest vaccination drive began on January 16.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed satisfaction at the rate of vaccination in the country and said on Monday that “vaccines for all, free for all” remains the government’s commitment.
India saw a new vaccine record as it surpassed the United States in total number of doses administered so far on Monday. While India has so far administered 32.90 crore doses, the US has given 32.33 crore doses.