New Delhi: Continuing the downward trend for the third straight day, India has reported 3.57 lakh new cases in the last 24 hours. However, the daily death toll has remained above the 3000 mark.
As per the data released by the Union Health Ministry, as many as 3,57,229 fresh cases and 3449 deaths has been reported in the last 24-hours. With this India’s COVID-19 tally has crossed the 2 crore mark which includes 34.47 active cases.
Meanwhile, with 3449 deaths, India’s death toll has increased to 2.22 lakh.
India has tested 16.63 lakh samples out of which 3.57 lakh samples were positive. India’s case positivity rate which was 24 per cent on Sunday, has eased to 21 per cent on Monday, indicating flattening of the curve.
Meanwhile, as many as 3.20 lakh people have recovered from the infection taking the total number of recoveries to 1.66 crore. With this India’s recovery rate has improved further to 90 per cent.
“We’re seeing a positive approach in recoveries too. On May 2, the recovery rate was at 78% & on May 3 it climbed up to almost 82%. These are early gains on which we have to work on regularly” Lav Agarwal, Union Health Ministry Joint Secretary said yesterday.
He had also said that some states including Delhi, Madhya Pradesh are showing early signs of plateauing/decrease in daily new cases. But some other states like West Bengal, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Rajastan are seeing rising cases.