India reports lesser number of cases as testing declines, Positivity rate rise to 24%

3.68 lakh fresh cases and 3417 deaths in last 24 hours

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New Delhi: After reporting record daily surge of 4 lakh cases last Friday, India is witnessing drop in cases in the last two days.

According to the data released by the Union Health Ministry India has reported 3,68,147 fresh COVID-19 cases and 3417 deaths in the last 24-hours. This figure is 33,846 less than the peak 401,993  cases recorded last Friday and 24341 less that Saturdays’ figure of 3,92,488 cases.

However, the decline is cases are mainly due to lesser number of tests conducted during these two days. Last Friday, India tested 19,45,299 samples out of which 401,993 samples were positive, a positivity rate of 20.6 per cent.

Compared to 19.45 lakh tests, India tested 1804954 and 1504698 samples on Saturday and Sunday respectively. Case positivity rate during these two days are 22 per cent and 24 per cent respectively.

With 3417 deaths, India’s COVID-19 death toll has also increased to 2,18,959. Meanwhile, the good news is, more than 3 lakh people have recovered from the infection taking India’s total reoveries to 1.62 crore. Currently, India’s active cases stands at 34.13 lakh.

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