New Delhi: Indians hiked a sigh of relief on Tuesday (August 10, 2021) as the country detailed its lowest daily COVID-19 cases in nearly five months. As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, there were 28,204 new cases in the last 24 hours, which has been the minimum in 147 days. The country also observed 373 fresh coronavirus-related mortalities which took the death toll to 4,28,682.
The national weekly positivity rate is currently at 2.36%, whereas, the daily positivity rate stands at 1.87%.
Active COVID-19 count drops to its lowest in 139 days
India’s active coronavirus caseload also dropped to its lowest in 139 days and now stands at 3,88,508. The health ministry briefed that the active contamination now constitute 1.21% of the total cases, which also has been the lowest since March 2020.
India details its highest-ever COVID-19 recovery rate
Over 41,000 patients improved between Monday and Tuesday morning and the country saw its highest-ever healing rate. India now has a COVID-19 improvement rate of 97.45% and has so far logged over 3.11 crore recoveries.
More than 48.43 lakh COVID-19 doses to be supplied
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare stated that more than 52.56 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been supplied to states and UTs so far and a further 48,43,100 doses are in the queue. As per data reported at 8 AM on Tuesday, the total consumption including wastages is 51,09,58,562 doses. The Health Ministry stated that over 2.07 crore balance and unutilized vaccine doses are still accessible with the states and UTs and private hospitals.
Foreign nationals now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination in India
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has also now permitted the foreign nationals residing in India to get logged on the CoWin portal to receive their COVID-19 vaccine doses. The foreign nationals can use their passport as an identity proof for the purpose of registration on CoWin and once they are enlisted on the portal, they will get a slot for vaccination.
“This notion will assure the safety of foreign nationals residing in India. It will also decrease the possibilities of further transfer of virus from unvaccinated persons residing in India. It will also ensure overall safety from the further transmission of COVID-19 virus,” the Health Ministry said in a statement.