Coronavirus India Update: India reported 31,923 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday.
Out of these, Kerala reported 19,675 new infections yesterday. India’s cumulative tally has reached 3,35,63,421, and the number of active cases has declined to 3,01,604, which is the lowest in 187 days.
The active cases constitute 0.90 percent of total cases, which is the lowest since March 2020, the Ministry stated while giving coronavirus update about India.
Meanwhile, the daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.09 percent. It has been less than 3 percent for the 24th consecutive day, the ministry said, adding that the weekly positivity rate has also declined to 2.11 percent, which is less than 3 percent for the last 90 days.
According to the health ministry, 3,28,15,731 people have recovered from the disease so far, out of which 31,990 recoveries were reported in the last 24 hours.
The country also reported the highest ever recoveries since March 2020 and it currently stood at 97.77 percent.
The Covid-19 death toll in India climbed to 4,46,050 with 282 new deaths. The case fatality rate is at 1.33 percent.
The testing capacity has also been ramped up; a total of 55.83 crore Covid-19 tests have been conducted across India.
A total of 55,83,67,013 samples were tested for Covid-19 up to September 22 of which 15,27,443 samples were tested yesterday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) informed.
The ministry also informed that 83.39 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered under Nationwide Vaccination Drive. India has administered 83,39,90,049 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine so far out of which 71,38,205 doses were administered in the last 24 hours.