Corona: 13,596 New Cases Reported in India
New Delhi: India added 13,596 new corona infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,40,81,315, while the active cases declined to 1,89,694, the lowest in 221 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.
The death toll climbed to 4,52,290 with 166 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 30,000 for 24 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 113 consecutive days now.
The active cases comprise 0.56 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.12 per cent, the highest since March 2020, the ministry said.
A decrease of 6,152 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. As many as 9,89,493 tests were conducted on Sunday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 59,19,24,874.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.37 per cent. It has been less than three per cent for last 49 days.
The weekly positivity rate was also recorded at 1.37 per cent. It has been below three per cent for the last 115 days, according to the ministry.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,34,39,331, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 per cent. The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 97.79 crore.
India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19.
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