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Covid-19 dips: India logs 6990 cases, 190 deaths in a day

The active caseload stands at 1,00,543, the lowest in the last 546 days. Currently, active cases constitute 0.29 percent of the country’s total positive cases, the lowest since March 2020.

SNS | New Delhi |

The Covid-19 cases have been on a steady decline for the fourth consecutive day.

India logged 6,990 fresh Covid cases and 190 deaths in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday morning.

In the same time span, a total of 190 deaths were reported pushing the toll to 4,68,980 across the nation.

With the recovery of 10,116 patients, the cumulative tally has gone up to 3,40,18,299. The recovery rate now stands at 98.35 percent, the highest since March 2020.

The active caseload stands at 1,00,543, the lowest in the last 546 days. Currently, active cases constitute 0.29 percent of the country’s total positive cases, the lowest since March 2020.

Also in the same period, a total of 10,12,523 tests were conducted across the country. India has so far conducted over 64.13 crore cumulative tests.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 0.84 percent has remained less than 1 percent for the last 16 days now.

The daily positivity rate stands at 0.69 percent, which has also remained below 2 percent for the last 57 days and less than 3 percent for 92 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 78,80,545 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, the Covid inoculation coverage has reached 123.25 crores as of Tuesday morning.

This has been achieved through 1,28,09,178 sessions.

More than 22.70 crore balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and Union Territories to be administered, according to the ministry. India has administered 123.25 crore vaccine doses so far under a nationwide vaccination drive.