In the past 24 hours, India reported around 34,477 recoveries, taking the recovery rate to 95.12 per cent

India reported the lowest number of cases after 161 days with less than 23,000 cases reported in the past 24 hours. The active caseload has fallen below 3.4 lakh as the daily recoveries continue to surpass the new reported cases on a basis.

At 95.12, India’s recovery rate is one of the highest in the world.

In the past 24 hours, the country reported 22,065 cases, the lowest after 161 days since July 7 which saw 22,252 cases in a single day, the latest data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

“India has achieved several significant milestones in its fight against COVID,” the ministry said.

India reported the highest number of cases in September when over 90,000 cases came on a daily basis which fell to around 75,000 in October while in November it further came down to around 45,000 on a daily basis.

“With a high number of COVID patients recovering every day and the sustained fall in the mortality rate, India’s steady trend of registering dipping active cases continues,” the ministry said.

In the past 24 hours, India reported around 34,477 recoveries taking the total number of recoveries to 94,22,636 and the recovery rate to 95.12 per cent.

“The gap between active cases and recovered cases is continuously increasing and stands at 90,82,816,” the ministry said.

The maximum number of recoveries were Maharashtra with 4,610 recoveries followed by 4,481 of Kerala and 2,980 of West Bengal. Delhi and Karnataka also reported over 2,000 recoveries each.

Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan also reported close to 2,000 recoveries each while Gujarat reported around 1,389 recoveries in the past 24 hours.

In another achievement, the active cases have drastically declined below 3.4 lakh. The total positive cases of the country are 3,39,820 and now comprise merely 3.43 per cent of the total cases.

India reported around 22,065 cases and 354 deaths in the past 24 hours. The maximum number of cases were reported from Maharashtra with 2,949 cases and 60 deaths.

Around 2,707 cases and 24 deaths were reported from Kerala followed by 1,834 cases and 43 deaths of West Bengal. Delhi also reported 1,376 cases and 60 deaths in the past 24 hours.

So far, India has reported around 99,06,165 cases including 1,43,709 deaths.