India reports lowest daily COVID-19 cases after over 6 months

India reports lowest daily COVID-19 cases after over 6 months


NEW DELHI: The Health Ministry on Tuesday informed that the daily new COVID-19 cases in India have touched a new low with less than 16,500 positive cases after 187 days. On June 25, the daily new cases were 16,922.

The daily new COVID infections in the country dipped below 20,000 for the third time this month taking the total tally to 1,02,24,303 while the recoveries crossed 98 lakh. A total of 16,432 new infections were reported in the last 24 hours while the death toll increased to 1,48,153 with 252 new fatalities.

The number of people who have recovered from the disease surged to 98,07,569 pushing the national recovery rate to 95.92 percent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.45 percent. The COVID-19 active caseload remained below 3 lakh for the eighth consecutive day. There are 2,68,581 active coronavirus infections in the country which comprises 2.63 percent of the total caseload.

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Maharashtra has reported the maximum number of single-day recoveries with 4,501 recoveries. Kerala follows with 4,172 new recoveries. Chattisgarh recorded another 1,901 daily recoveries. Of the new cases, 78.16 per cent are concentrated in 10 states and UTs.

Kerala reported the maximum daily new cases numbering 3,047 in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra recorded 2,498 new cases while Chattisgarh reported 1,188 new cases yesterday. Ten states and UTs account for 77.38 per cent of the 252 case fatalities reported in a span of 24 hours.

Of the new fatalities, 19.84 per cent are from Maharashtra which reported 50 deaths. West Bengal and Chattisgarh follow with 27 and 26 new deaths, respectively.

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