India reports 84,332 COVID infections in 24 hours, lowest in over 2 months

New Delhi: In the last 24 hours, India’s COVID caseload climbed to 2,93,59,155 on Saturday after 84,332 infections were logged in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

On Friday, 91,702 cases were recorded across the country. Active cases have also come down to 10.80 lakh. This is the first time in more than two months that the daily cases went below the 90,000-mark.

As many as 4,002 people succumbed to the viral disease and 121,311 recovered on Saturday, taking the death toll and recoveries to 367,081 and 27,911,384 respectively.

The ICMR will start national-level sero surveys to assess the spread of COVID and all states as well as Union Territories should also be encouraged to conduct them so that information from all geographies can be collected, the Health Ministry said on Friday.

The ministry also said that though the country’s coronavirus situation appears to be stabilizing, people must continue to follow the appropriate behaviour and social distancing norms.

The Ministry on Friday said there has been an 8% decline in daily cases since the highest peak reported on May 7. The ministry, in its press briefing, also mentioned that the weekly Covid-19 positivity rate has declined by 74% since the highest such rate was reported at 21.6% between April 30-May 6.


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