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With 31,443 New Infections, India Reports Lowest Daily Covid Rise In 118 Days

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India reported 31,443 new coronavirus infections and 2,020 fatalities during the last 24 hours. With the latest addition, the country’s Covid caseload rose to 3,09,05,819 while the death toll surged to 4,10,784.

The sharp spike in the daily death toll on Monday occurred due to Madhya Pradesh reconciling its fatality data.

Meanwhile, the latest daily infection rise is the lowest in the last 118 days.

According to the Union Health Ministry, the country’s national Covid recovery rate surged to 97.28 per cent on Tuesday with India’s active cases dropping to 4,31,315. The active cases currently comprise 1.40 per cent of the total infections.

The number of people who recovered from the disease, surged to 3,00,63,720 while the country’s case fatality rate stands at 1.32 per cent, the data stated.

As many as 17,40,325 tests were conducted on Monday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of Covid-19 in the country to 43,40,58,138.

The daily positivity rate has declined to 1.81 per cent. It has been less than three per cent for 22 consecutive days, the ministry said, adding the weekly positivity rate stands at 2.28 per cent.

Cumulative vaccine doses administered so far has reached 38.14 crore under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive.

India’s Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 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. India crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23.

(With PTI inputs)

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