India reported 8,865 new cases on Tuesday, the lowest in 287 days, according to a report by the Health Ministry.
The country’s current active case tally, at 1,30,793, was also the lowest in 525 days, according to latest statistics from the Union health ministry. Furthermore, the active case count of 0.38 percent was the lowest since the pandemic initially hit the country in March 2020.
A decrease of 3,303 cases has been recorded in the active caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The ministry said the daily rise in new infections has been below 20,000 for 39 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 142 consecutive days now.
With 11,971 people getting cured in the last 24 hours, the recovery rate currently stood at 98.27 per cent — the highest since March 2020 — taking the total recoveries to 3,38,61,756.
As many as 197 people died from related ailments in the last 24 hours, taking the total fatality count to 4,63,852.
The daily positivity rate that was currently 0.80 per cent has remained below 2 per cent for the last 43 days.
So far, 62.57 crore samples have been tested against the virus, while 112.97 crore vaccines have been administered as a shield against the disease since the drive’s launch earlier this year.