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Less than 1,000 cases recorded in India, first time since April 2020

India Covid case drop

Nagpur: India on Monday recorded less than 1,000 daily Covid-19 cases for the first time in 715 days as per the Union Health Ministry.

The number of active cases, too, is the lowest in 714 days as per the data. 13 fatalities were recorded on Monday taking the total tally to 5,21,358. According to the health ministry, the active cases comprise 0.03 per cent of the total infections and the recovery rate remained at 98.76 per cent.

A reduction of 416 cases has been recorded in the number of active infections in a span of 24 hours. The last time India recorded less than 1,000 cases was on April 18, 2020. 991 cases were reported on Monday.

India’s COVID-19 tally had surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19, 2020. The country crossed the grim milestone of two crore coronavirus cases on May 4 and three crore on June 23 last year.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.29 per cent and the weekly positivity rate at 0.22 per cent, according to the Health Ministry.

A total of 79.10 crore tests for the detection of COVID-19 have been conducted so far, including 3,14,823 in the last 24 hours.

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