Coronavirus: India reports 25,072 new Covid-19 cases, lowest in 160 days

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.94 percent

By Rajan Nath -- August 23, 2021 12:34 pm -- Updated:August 23, 2021 12:37 pm

Coronavirus India Updates: India on Monday reported 25,072 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the lowest in 160 days, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday.

The cumulative caseload has increased to 3,24,49,306, while the national recovery rate has increased to 97.63 percent, the highest since March 2020, the Health Ministry stated while giving coronavirus updates about India.

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With 44,157 new recoveries in the last 24 hours, the recovery tally now stands at 3,16,80,626.

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The active coronavirus cases have declined to 3,33,924, the lowest in 155 days comprising 1.03 percent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020.

The death toll climbed to 4,34,756 with 389 new fatalities.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.94 percent. It has been less than 3 percent for the last 28 days, while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 1.91 percent.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), as many as 12,95,160 tests were conducted on Sunday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far in the country to 50,75,51,399.

Meanwhile, a total of 58,25,49,595 people in India have been vaccinated against Covid-19 so far of which 7,95,543 doses were administered in the last 24 hours.

-PTC News

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