Daily Covid-19 deaths in India fall below 3,000
People wait outside a railway station to return home during a lockdown imposed to curb the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, in Secunderabad the twin city of Hyderabad on May 31, 2021. (Photo by NOAH SEELAM/AFP via Getty Images)
INDIA reported on Tuesday (1) its lowest daily rise in new coronavirus infections since April 8 at 127,510 cases over the past 24 hours, while deaths rose by 2,795.
The new Covid-19 cases is the lowest in 54 days, while the daily positivity rate dropped to 6.62 per cent.
The South Asian nation’s tally of infections now stands at 28.2 million, while the death toll has reached 331,895, health ministry data showed. Tuesday’s death toll is the lowest in 35 days.
According to the ministry, India’s tally of coronavirus cases rose to 28,175,044, out of which 25,947,629 people have recuperated from the disease.
The fatality rate has increased to 1.18 per cent, the data stated.
As many as 1,925,374 tests were conducted on Monday (31) taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of Covid-19 in the country to 346,792,257.
The daily positivity rate has been less than 10 per cent for eight consecutive days, the ministry said. The weekly positivity rate has declined to 8.64 per cent.
The active cases have reduced to 1,895,520 comprising 6.73 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate has improved to 92.09 per cent.
A net decline of 130,572 cases has been recorded in the Covid-19 caseload in the last 24 hours.
The 2,795 new fatalities include 500 from Maharashtra, 478 from Tamil Nadu, 411 from Karnataka, 174 from Kerala, 151 from Uttar Pradesh, 131 from West Bengal, and 118 from Punjab.
The most number of fatalities has been reported from Maharashtra (95,344), Karnataka (29,090), Delhi (24,237), Tamil Nadu (24,232), Uttar Pradesh (20,497) and West Bengal (15,541), the ministry data shows.