India’s COVID-19 tally has approached the 70 lakh mark as the country reported 73,272 new coronavirus cases and 926 deaths in the past 24 hours, Health Ministry data shows released this morning. . A total of 82,753 people also successfully fought the viral disease and were released during this period.
According to government figures, the total number of coronavirus cases in India now stands at 69,79,424, including 8,83,185 active cases, 59,88,823 patients cured or discharged and 1.07,416 deaths.
India’s cure rate increased slightly to 85.8%, the death rate remained stable at 1.5%, and the daily positivity rate increased slightly to 6.3%, over 11.6 lakh tests that have been performed within the last 24 hours.
According to the government’s “test, track and treat” policy, more than 8.5 crore of testing has been conducted in India so far, the health ministry tweeted.
Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said India’s growing recovery rate and the gradual decline in active cases proved the success of the Center-led COVID-19 containment strategy.
The number of active cases in the country now represents 12.6% of its total.
Yesterday was the first time since September 9, when the number of active cases fell to less than 9 lakh. “This drop was possible due to the decrease in the number of active cases in 20 states and Union territories over the past month,” the Department of Health tweeted.
India added record cases of Covid in September. India’s COVID-19 tally crossed the 40 lakh mark on September 5. It exceeded 50 lakh on September 16 and 60 lakh on September 28.