India logged 10,126 new coronavirus infections, the lowest in 266 days, while the active cases dipped to 1,40,638, the lowest in 263 days, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Tuesday. With the fresh cases, the country’s total tally of COVID-19 cases climbed to 3,43,77,113.
The death toll climbed to 4,61,389 with 332 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 20,000 for 32 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 135 consecutive days now.
The active cases comprise 0.41 percent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.25 percent, the highest since March 2020, the ministry said.
A decrease of 2,188 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.93 percent. It has been less than two percent for last 36 days. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 1.25 percent. It has been below two percent for the last 46 days, according to the ministry.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,37,75,086, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.34 percent. The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 109.08 crore.