According to the health ministry, the positivity rate has also dipped as a result of expansion in testing infrastructure

Crossing a crucial milestone in its fight against the global pandemic, India recorded 12,584 daily new cases in the last 24 hours, the lowest after nearly 7 months. The daily new cases were 12,881 on June 18, 2020.

“With a sustained, pro-active and calibrated strategy of the Centre based on ‘whole of government’ and ‘whole of society’ approach, the daily new cases have seen a consistent decline,” the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said as it released the latest Covid-19 data for the country.

Of the total active cases, 70.08 percent are concentrated in 7 States and Union Territories.

Kerala reported the maximum daily new cases numbering 3,110in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra recorded 2,438 new cases while Chhattisgarh reported 853 new cases yesterday.

India’s active caseload has fallen to 2,16,558. The share of Active Cases in the total Positive Cases has further compressed to 2.07 percent of the cumulative caseload.

A net decline of 5,968 cases has been recorded in the total active cases in the last 24 hours.

India’s weekly positivity rate is 2.06 percent. Twenty-two states and Union Territories have a weekly positivity rate less than the national average.

This has ensured a steady fall in daily fatalities. 167 daily deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours, the ministry noted. Five states and Union Territories (UTs) account for 62.28 percent of the case fatalities.

Maharashtra reported 40 deaths. Kerala and West Bengal follow with 20 and 16 new deaths, respectively.

Further, the health ministry noted that as a result of expansion in testing infrastructure, the positivity rate has also dipped.

The total recovered cases have crossed the 1.01 crore mark and stand at 10,111,294 which translates to a Recovery Rate of 96.49 percent. The gap between Recovered cases and Active cases continues to grow and presently stands at 98,94,736.

In the last 24 hours, 18,385 cases have recovered with 80.50 percent being concentrated in 10 states and UTs.

Maharashtra has reported the maximum number of single-day recoveries with 4,286 recoveries. Kerala follows with 3,922 new recoveries. Chhattisgarh recorded another 1,255 daily recoveries.

The total number of persons found to be positive with the new UK variant genome stands at 96 today. There has been no addition in the past 24 hours.