NEW DELHI: In a marked recovery in the COVID-19 situation across the nation, India on Tuesday detailed 25,166 new cases of coronavirus contamination in the last 24 hours.
According to the Union Health Ministry report, the single-day hike of 25,166 COVID-19 cases is the minimum in 154 days. Meanwhile, the active cases have dropped to 3,69,846, the lowest in 146 days, the Health Ministry report said.
With this, the improvement rate has recovered to 97.51%, the Health Ministry data said.
In 24 hours, the country detailed 437 deaths, pushing India’s total COVID tally to 3,22,50,679 and overall mortality toll to 4,32,079.
The Union Health Ministry further stated that a decline of 12,101 cases has been recorded in the total number of active COVID-19 cases in a span of 24 hours.
Also, 15,63,985 probes were conducted on Monday, taking the cumulative tests held so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 49,66,29,524. The daily positivity rate was detailed at 1.61 per cent. It has been less than three percent for the last 22 days.
The weekly positivity rate was noted at 1.98 per cent. Lesser three per cent for the last 53 days, according to the Health Ministry. The number of people who have recovered from the virus surged to 3,14,48,754, while the case casualty rate reached 1.34 per cent, the data stated.
Cumulatively, 55.47 crore COVID-19 antibody doses have been monitored under the nationwide vaccination campaign so far with over 88.13 lakh doses being administered in the last 24 hours, which is the highest ever vaccination procured in a single day, the Ministry said.
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 went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and exceeded the one-crore mark on December 19.
India surpassed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23.