India logs fresh 25k cases, lowest in over 5 months

New Delhi, Aug 23 (FN Agency) India logged 25,072 fresh cases of Covid-19, the lowest in 160 days, while 389 fatalities were reported in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry data on Monday. The case tally went up to 32,449,306 while the toll climbed to 4,34,756, the Ministry said. A reduction of 19,474 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in the span of 24 hours as the active cases have declined to 3,33,924. The recovery rate has increased to 97.63 per cent. The Union Ministry’s data stated that the weekly positivity rate has been under 3 per cent for nearly two months now.

“The weekly positivity rate was recorded at two per cent. It has been below three per cent for the last 58 days, according to the ministry. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,16,36,469, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.34 per cent,” according to the data. “A total of 50,75,51,399 samples were tested up to 22nd August 2021 for COVID-1919. Of these, 12,95,160 samples were tested yesterday,” according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The fresh fatalities took the death toll to 4,34,756 which includes 1,35,962 from Maharashtra, 37,145 from Karnataka, 34,709 from Tamil Nadu, 25,079 from Delhi, 22,792 from Uttar Pradesh, 19,494 from Kerala and 18,364 from West Bengal.

According to the Ministry, the active cases declined by 19,474, to stand at 3,33,924. It is now 1.09 per cent of the total caseload. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.94 per cent which has been less than 3 per cent for 28 consecutive days. In the last 24 hours, a total of 12,95,160 people were checked for the virus. Cumulatively, over 50.75 Cr (50,75,51,399) tests have been conducted so far.