India on Monday reported 39,796 new cases of the Covid-19 disease and 723 more deaths, taking the caseload and death toll to 30,585,229 and 402,728 respectively, according to the Union health ministry’s update at 8am. The total recoveries climbed to 29,700,430 after 42,352 people recovered from the viral disease in the last 24 hours. The daily recoveries continued to outnumber the new cases for the 53rd straight day.
The active cases have further declined to 4,82,071 and comprise 1.58 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid recovery rate has improved to 97.11 per cent, the data updated at 8 am showed
It said that there has been a decline of 3,279 active cases in a span of 24 hours.
The ministry said that 15,22,504 tests were conducted on Sunday, taking the total cumulative tests conducted for detection of Covd in the country to 41,97,77,457.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.61 per cent. It has been less than five per cent for 28 consecutive days, it said.
The weekly positivity rate has declined to 2.4 per cent, according to the health ministry.
Recoveries continue to outnumber daily cases for 53 consecutive days, it said, adding that the number of people who have recuperated from the disease has risen to
The case fatality rate stands at 1.32 per cent, the data stated.
The cumulative vaccine doses administered has reached 35.28 crore under the nationwide vaccination drive, the ministry said.
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 2 crore cases on May 4 and 3 crore on June 23.
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