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India reports 1.14 lakh fresh COVID cases, lowest one-day spike in 2 months

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​​​​​NEW DELHI: Continuing the downward trend, India on Sunday reported 1,14,460 fresh COVID-19 cases, the lowest single-day spike in infections in two months, taking the infection tally to 2,88,09,339.

According to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday, the death toll from COVID-19 rose to 3,46,759 with 2,677 new fatalities, while the number of active cases has been less than 2 lakh for the tenth straight day.

The country logged a total of 96,982 new cases in a span of 24 hours on April 6.

The active case count has reduced to 14,77,799 comprising 5.13 per cent of the total infections, while 1,89,232 discharges pushed the number of people who have recuperated from the disease to 2,69,84,781.

The number of recoveries continues to outnumber daily new cases for 24 consecutive days, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.20 per cent. The daily positivity has further declined to 5.62 per cent. It has been less than 10 per cent for 13 consecutive days while the weekly positivity rate has reduced to 6.54 per cent.

"Daily recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for 24th consecutive day. A steady rise in national recovery rate maintained; recovery rate increases to 93.67%. Fall in daily positivity rate at 5.62% continues; less than 10% for 13 consecutive days," the ministry said.

A total of 20,36,311 tests were conducted on Saturday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for the detection of COVID-19 in the country to 36,47,46,522.

India is recovering from the fatal second wave of the pandemic that hit the country in April-May claiming the lives of many and leading to several critical issues like shortage of vaccines and oxygen supply at various hospitals across the country.

With the situation improving in the country, several states that had imposed many restrictions in view of the second wave have started easing curbs in a graded manner.

So far, over 23 crore vaccine doses have been administered in India under the nationwide inoculation drive. However, some states are still facing a crippling shortage of vaccine doses.

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