New Delhi: As second wave of coronavirus in India seems to die off, the single day Covid tally in the country also went down with 1,00,636 new cases and 2,427 fatalities in the past 24 hours, the Union health ministry said on Monday.
This is the lowest number of daily new cases reported in India in 61 days. The country had reported 96,982 daily new cases on April 6.
Meanwhile, as many as 1,74,399, people were sent home after recovery from the fatal infection. The recovery rate continues to outnumber the daily new cases for the 25th consecutive day. The current recovery rate, the government said, increased to 93.94%, with the weekly positivity rate being 6.21% at present. Total recoveries reported across the country rose to 2,71,59,180.
India’s Covid tally has risen to 2,89,09,975, while the death toll has reached 3,49,186, ministry data also showed. The country also reported 1,74,399 discharges in the last 24 hours, the ministry said.
Whereas, India’s active case tally further declined to 14,01,609 with a dip of 76,190 such cases in the same period, it said.
The daily positivity rate stayed below 10%, as per Monday’s data, for the 14th consecutive days, at 6.34%.The government also said that testing capacity has been substantially ramped up, with as many as 36.6 crore tests having been held in total.
A total of 23,27,86,482 vaccine doses have been administered in the country so far, it further said.
On Monday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that a total of 36,63,34,111 samples have been tested for Covid-19 in the country up to June 6, including 15,87,589 tests done on Sunday.