India reports 6,822 COVID cases, 220 deaths in last 24 hours

Healthcare workers carry the dead body of COVID victim. [FPK Photo/Qayoom Khan]

New Delhi: In the last 24 hours, India registered 6,822 coronavirus cases, the lowest single-day spike in 558 days, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare India said on Tuesday.

Also in the same period, 220 people succumbed to the virus, which increased the overall countrywide death toll to 4,73,757.

The recovery of 10,004 patients has increased the cumulative tally to 3,40,79,612. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.36 percent, the highest since March 2020.

India’s active caseload presently stands at 95,014, which is also the lowest in the last 554 days. Active cases account for 0.27 percent of the country’s total positive cases, the lowest since March 2020.

Meanwhile, the country conducted a total of 10,79,384 tests in the last 24 hours, which increased the overall number to over 64.94 crore.

The weekly positivity rate at 0.78 percent has remained less than 1 percent for the last 23 days now.

The daily positivity rate at 0.63 percent has also remained below 2 percent for the last 64 days and less than 3 percent for 99 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 79,39,038 vaccine doses, India’s COVID inoculation coverage has reached 128.76 crore as of Tuesday morning. This has been achieved through 1,34,23,668 sessions.

More than 20.13 crore balance and unutilized COVID vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered.


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