Sharp fall in Covid cases & deaths in India
KT NEWS SERVICE
NEW DELHI, Jul 20: India on Tuesday recorded its lowest daily Covid-19 cases in over four months and so were the lowest death in over 3 months, while the active cases also fell by 15,535 to touch 4,06,130, which is 1.35% of the total infections.
It registered 30,093 fresh cases of the Coronvirus disease. The country's tally last time was below 30,000-mrk on March 16 when 28,903 new cases were recorded.
The country also saw 374 deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 4,14,482. This is also the lowest death count in India in over three months as India witnessed deaths below 400-mark on March 30 when 354 fatalities were recorded. Maharashtra also after many months recorded less than 100 deaths as there were 73 fatalities in 24 hours on Tuesday.
At least 45,254 people recovered from the infectious disease in the last 24 hours, taking India's recovery rate to 97.32%. This recovery outstrips new cases by over 15,000.
India recorded a total of 3,11,44,229 Covid-19 cases detected so far, though 3,03,53710 of them recovered while 4,14,482 died. Daily positivity rate is down to 1.68%, less than 3% for the 29th consecutive day and the weekly positivity rate currently is 2.06%, though at least six states are still showing much higher positivity rate.
The vaccination in the country overshot after three weeks to touch 52.67 lakh in 24 hours, raising the total vaccination to 41.18 crore. As many as 44.73 crore have been tested for the virus infection, 17.92 lakh of them in the past 24 hours.