Lowest Infections Recorded; Another Milestone Vaccination Coverage Achieved

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  • India records lowest infection count in 201 days.
  • Tamil Nadu emerges as a new hotspot.
  • Another milestone vaccination coverage achieved on Monday with 1 crore administrations.

New Delhi: India reported 18,975 fresh infections in the past 24 hours. According to the Union Ministry, this is the lowest count of infections reported in a single day since 201 days. The recovery rate at 97.81 per cent accounted for 26,030 recuperations in the last 24 hours taking the total recoveries to 3,29,58,002. The daily positivity rate stood at 1.42 per cent, less than 3 per cent for 29 consecutive days.

The number of active cases stood at 2,92,206 accounting for 0.87 per cent of the total number of cases. The active cases reported a decline of 7,414 in the last 24 hours. However, the mortality rate recorded at 1.33 per cent reported a spike in deaths recording 179 fatalities, taking the cumulative death toll to 4,47,373.

After Kerala and Maharashtra registered record-breaking infections, neighbouring state Tamil Nadu has now emerged as the new hotspot.

India’s cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination coverage reached 87.07 crores, the Union Health Ministry. In the last 24 hours, India successfully vaccinated 1 crore citizens achieving another milestone in vaccination coverage. Union Health Minister, Mansukh Mandaviya took to his Twitter handle and wrote, “Congratulations to the nation, as we administer another 1 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses. Under PM @NarendraModi Ji, India delivers a punch to Corona – Record of 1 crore vaccines achieved for the 5th time.”

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