COVID-19 Update: Daily cases remain low, total cases surpass 80-lakh mark
The daily average of recoveries continues to surpass the daily new reported cases; one crore tests were conducted in the last nine days
Continuing the streak of falling COVID-19 case positivity rate for over three weeks, the positivity rate fell to 7.54 per cent while the number of daily tests kept on rising.
According to the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday morning, the case positivity rate remained at 7.54 per cent while the total number of tests conducted in the past 24 hours was10,75,760.
The ministry in a statement said, “As evidence has revealed, comprehensive and widespread testing on a sustained basis has resulted in bringing down the positivity rate. The sharp decline in national cumulative positivity rate has demonstrated that the rate of spread of infection is being effectively contained. The cumulative positivity rate has been falling progressively and has touched 7.54% today.”
With this, the total number of tests have reached 10,65,63,440. “One crore tests were conducted in the last nine days. The daily positivity rate stands at 4.64%,” the statement said.
India has further improved its capacity to test 15 lakh samples per day.
“India has demonstrated a consistent increase in the COVID-19 testing infrastructure since Jan 2020 resulting in an exponential increase in its testing numbers. The country’s testing capacities have been ramped up multiple times. 15 lakh tests can be done every day now,” the statement said.
Amid this, the daily average of recoveries continues to surpass the daily new reported cases. The country reported a total of 56,480 recoveries in the past 24 hours taking the total number of cases to 73,15,989.
The highest number of recoveries were reported from Maharashtra with 8,430 recoveries while Kerala reported 7,660 recoveries in the past 24 hours. Karnataka reported 6,260 recoveries and Delhi reported 4,128 recoveries in the past 24 hours.
West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu reported over 3,000 recoveries each in the past 24 hours while Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Odisha reported over 2,000 recoveries in the past 24 hours.
On the other hand, India also reported a total of 49,881 cases of COVID-19 and 517 deaths in the past 24 hours. The maximum number of cases were reported from Kerala which reported 8,790 cases followed by 6,738 of Maharashtra and 5,673 of Delhi.
West Bengal and Karnataka also reported over 3,000 cases each in the past 24 hours.
With this, the total number of cases in India crossed the 80-lakh mark to reach 80,40,203. Out of this, around 1,20,527 people have lost their lives.