DATA STORY: India’s active Covid cases down 82% from peak; 0.114% population inoculated
India on Saturday conducted 781,752 coronavirus tests to take the total count of tests conducted so far in the country to 191,766,871. The test positivity rate recorded was 1.9%
India on Sunday reported a net reduction of 1,254 to take its count of active coronavirus cases to 184408, the lowest since June 24 and 81.88 per cent lower than the September 18 peak of 1,017,754. India’s share of global active coronavirus cases has declined to 0.72 per cent (one in 141). The country is 13th among the most affected countries by active cases. India added 14,849 cases to take its total caseload to 10,654,533. And, with 155 new fatalities its Covid-19 death toll reached 153,339, or 1.44 per cent of total confirmed infections.
As many as 191,609 more people were vaccinated across India on Saturday which took the total count of those inoculated to 1,582,201. The count of recovered coronavirus cases across India, meanwhile, reached 10,316,786 – or 96.83 per cent of total caseload – with 15,948 new cured cases being reported on Sunday.
First Published: Sun, January 24 2021. 10:25 IST