India’s daily Covid-19 death count slips below 3000 mark, Positivity rate eases to 6.6% as fresh cases decline


New Delhi:  In a respite for the government, India’s daily COVID-19 deaths dropped below 3000 mark while daily cases dropped to 1.27 lakh in the last 24-hours. With this, the test positivity rate has further dropped to 6.6 per cent from more than 20 per cent at the beginning of the month.

According to the data released by the union health ministry, India has reported 1,27,510 new cases and 2795 deaths in the last 24 hours ending 8 am Tuesday. With this India’s COVID-19 tally has risen to 2.81 crore and death toll has increased to 3.31 lakh.

Meanwhile, the number of recoveries continued to outnumber fresh cases as 2,55,287 people have recovered during the 24 –hours which has further pulled the active case load below 20 lakh mark to 18.95 lakh. Sharp drop in active case is likely to relieve the pressure on the country’s struggling health infrastructure.

On the other hand, as many as 19.25 lakh samples were tested yesterday of which 1.27 sample were found to be positive which implies the countries test positivity rate has further eased to 6.6 per cent.

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