15,981 fresh Covid cases registered, 5.7% lower than yesterday

Mumbai: India registered 15,981 fresh coronavirus cases in last 24 hours, 5.7% lower than yesterday, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

The active cases comprise 0.60 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.07 per cent, the highest since March 2020, the ministry said.

379 fresh fatalities were recorded with the total death tolls reaching to 4,51,814.

The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 30,000 for 21 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 110 consecutive days now.

India has so far recorded over 34 million cases and 451,814 deaths due to the Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic last year. As many as 33,382,100 patients (more than 98 per cent) have recovered from the viral disease and the active cases stand at 203,678 and constitute 0.60% of the caseload.

For the past few days, the daily cases in the country have remained below the 20,000-mark, indicating an improvement.

The cumulative vaccination coverage in India has exceeded 971.4 million with 3,026,483 doses administered to eligible beneficiaries in the last 24 hours.

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