India's Covid-19 recoveries outnumber new cases for 17th consecutive day
The Daily Positivity Rate has been less than 10% for 6 continuous days
With 1,65,553 new cases of Covid-19 being registered in the last 24 hours, India has recorded less than 2 lakh daily new cases for three days in a row.
According to the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday morning, India’s Daily Recoveries continue to outnumber the Daily New Cases for the 17th consecutive day. 2,76,309 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours.
With this, the Active Caseload has further decreased to 21,14,508 and now accounts for 7.58% of the country's total Positive Cases.
Out of the people infected since the beginning of the pandemic 2,54,54,320 people have already recovered from COVID-19 & 2,76,309 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours. This constitutes an overall recovery rate of 91.25%, the health ministry said.
Meanwhile, 20,63,839 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours; cumulatively India has conducted 34.31 crore tests so far.
"While on one side testing has been enhanced across the country, a continued decline in weekly case positivity is noticed," the health ministry said.
The Weekly Positivity Rate is currently at 9.36% while the Daily Positivity rate has reduced and is at 8.02%. It has remained less than 10% for 6 consecutive days now.
When it comes to the nationwide vaccination drive, the cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has now crossed 21.20 crore (212 million).
A total of 21,20,66,614 vaccine doses have been administered through 30,07,831 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am on Sunday. More than 30.35 Lakh (30,35,749) vaccine doses were given in last 24 hours.