COVID-19: India logs 6,822 new cases in last 24 hrs, lowest in 558 days

New Delhi: 

India logged 6,822 new coronavirus infections, the lowest in 558 days, taking the country’s total tally of Covid cases to 3,46,48,383, the Union Health Ministry informed on Tuesday.

The number of deaths climbed to 4,73,757 with 220 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am. Moreover, the active caseload in the country has now reached 95,014 which is the lowest in the last 554 days.

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), the active cases in the country account for less than 1 per cent of total cases, currently at 0.27 per cent which is the lowest since March last year.

With 10,004 recoveries in the last 24 hours, the cumulative recovery tally in India now stands at 3,40,79,612. The Recovery rate is currently at 98.36 per cent.

The daily positivity rate (0.63 per cent) is less than 2 per cent for the last 64 days while the weekly positivity rate (0.28 per cent) is less than 1 per cent for the last 23 days.

Meanwhile, 128.76 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered across the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive


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