India records 11,271 COVID cases, 285 deaths; active infections continue downward trend

NEW DELHI: With 11,271 people testing positive for new Covid-19 on Saturday, India’s total tally of its cases rose to 3,44,37,307, while the active cases came down to 1,35,918, the lowest in 522 days (17 months), according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.
The death toll increased to 4,63,530 with 285 fatalities in last 24 hours, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The daily rise in new COVID infections has been below 20,000 for 37 straight days and less than 50,000 daily for 140 consecutive days now.
Active cases now comprise 0.39 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020.
The average recovery rate for the country stands currently at 98.26 per cent, the highest since March 2020, the health ministry said.
A decrease of 390 cases has been recorded in the active COVID cases in last 24 hours.
The daily positivity rate was recorded to be 0.90 per cent –less than two per cent in last 41 days.
Weekly positivity rate was recorded to be 1.01 per cent, which has been below 2 per cent for the last 51 days, according to the health ministry.
The number of people who have recovered from the disease increased to 3,38,37,859, while the fatality rate stood at 1.35 per cent.
The number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country so far has exceeded 112.01 crore.


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