India registered 20,799 fresh COVID-19 cases and 180 casualties in the last 24 hours, as per Health department.
While the coronavirus caseload escalated 3,38,34,702, the casualty toll in the country mounted to 4,48,997. The nation also logged 26,718 recuperation taking the total improvements to 3,31,21,247, as per Health Ministry’s data.
The total active cases of COVID-19 in India dropped down to 2,64,458, the lowest in 200 days. A decrease of 6,099 cases recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a spell of 24 hours.
Meanwhile, the national COVID-19 recovery rate enlisted at 97.89 percent, the highest since March 2020. The weekly positivity rate at 1.63 percent, less than 3 per cent for the last 101 days. While the daily positivity rate climbed at 2.10 percent, less than 3 percent for the last 35 days.
According to the ICMR, 57,42,52,400 units were examined up to October 3rd for COVID-19. Of these 9,91,676 samples were probed on Sunday.
India’s COVID-19 tally had surpassed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020. 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It crossed 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29. 90 lakh on November 20 and went past the one-crore mark on December 19. India passed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23.
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