India reports below 50,000 new cases for 14 continuous days
India has now reported less than 50,000 Daily New Cases for 14 continuous days, with the figure standing at 41,506 for the last 24 hours.
According to data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday morning, India’s Active Caseload stands at 4,54,118. The number of active cases are now only 1.47% of the country's total Positive Cases.
Out of the 30,837,222 people infected since the beginning of the pandemic, 2,99,75,064 people have already recovered from COVID-19. Of these, 41,526 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours.
This constitutes an overall recovery rate of 97.20%, which is showing a sustained increasing trend, the ministry pointed out.
With new deaths in the last 24 hours, the total number of people who have died due to Covid-19 now stands at 4,08,040.
On the testing front, a total of 18,43,500 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours in the country. Cumulatively, India has conducted over 43 crore (43,08,85,470) tests so far.
While the testing capacity has been ramped up across the country, the decline in weekly case positivity continues.
The Weekly Positivity Rate is currently at 2.32% while the Daily Positivity rate stands at 2.25% today.
The Daily Positivity Rate has remained less than 3% for 20 consecutive days, and has remained below 5% for 34 consecutive days now.