New Delhi: India saw more decline in coronavirus cases than on Monday and the daily rise in cases is at a 543-day low. The country has reported 7,579 new cases in the past 24 hours while 12,202 patients have recovered from the virus. 236 people have lost their lives in the past 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry.
The country’s number of active cases now stands at 1,13,584, the lowest in 536 days and active cases now represent less than 1% of total cases, currently at 0.33%, the lowest since March 2020.
The daily increase in new coronavirus infections has been less than 20,000 for 46 consecutive days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 149 consecutive days now.
Active cases fell to 1,13,584 and account for 0.33% of total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national recovery rate from COVID-19 was recorded at 98.32%, the highest since March 2020, the ministry said.
Kerala recorded 5,080 new coronavirus infections and 196 deaths on Sunday, bringing the number of cases to 50,89,175 and the toll to 37,495, PTI reported.
With 7,908 more people recovered from the virus since Saturday, total recoveries have crossed 50 lakh to 50,04786 and active cases have fallen to 58,088, according to an official press release.
Of the 196 deaths, 40 have been reported in the past few days and 156 have been designated as COVID-19 deaths after receiving appeals based on new guidelines from the Center and instructions from the Supreme Court, the statement said.
No less than 53,892 samples have been tested in the past 24 hours, he said.
Among the 14 districts, Ernakulam recorded the highest with 873 cases followed by Kozhikode (740) and Thiruvananthapuram (621).
Maharashtra has reported eight new deaths and 656 new cases of COVID-19, the lowest one-day figures since April 2020, mentioned in a PTI report.
He said that with these additions, the number of COVID-19 cases in the state rose to 66 30,531, while the death toll increased by 1,40,747.
Maharashtra recorded the lowest number of daily cases since April 30, 2020, when the tally was 583, and the fewest deaths since April 17, 2020, when 7 patients succumbed to the infection.
The tally of new cases to 656 came as a result of fewer than 70,000 coronavirus tests.
The state has seen a drop in new COVID-19 cases and also deaths, compared to Sunday when it recorded 845 COVID-19 cases and 17 deaths.