DATA STORY: India sees lowest rise in Covid tally since June 24, fewest deaths since May 26
India on Sunday conducted 659,209 coronavirus tests, taking the total count of tests conducted so far in the country to 181,755,831. The test positivity rate recorded was 2.5%
India on Monday reported a net reduction of 809 to take its count of active coronavirus cases to 222,526, 78.13 per cent lower than the September 18 peak of 1,017,754. India’s share of global active coronavirus cases has declined to 0.93 per cent (one in 108). The country is now 14th among the most affected countries by active cases. India added 16,311 cases, the lowest daily spike since June 24, to take its total caseload to 10,466,595. And, with 161 new fatalities, the fewest in a day since May 26, its Covid-19 death toll reached 151,160, or 1.45 per cent of total confirmed infections.
The count of recovered coronavirus cases across India now stands at 10,092,909 – or 96.43 per cent of total caseload – with 16,959 new cured cases being reported on Monday.
First Published: Mon, January 11 2021. 10:59 IST