India Records 21,257 New COVID-19 Cases in last 24 hours


Guwahati: India reported 21,257 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, which is just five per cent lower than yesterday’s figure when the country reported 22,431 cases. The country also reported 271 deaths due to coronavirus.

The toll has climbed to 4,50,127 with 271 new fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The daily rise in coronavirus infections has been below 30,000 for 14 straight days.

The number of active cases has declined to 2,40,221, accounting for 0.71 percent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.96 percent, the highest since March 2020, the ministry said.

A decrease of 3,977 cases has been recorded in the active caseload in a span of 24 hours.

Also, 13,85,706 tests were conducted on Thursday taking the total number of tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 58,00,43,190.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.53 percent. It has been less than three percent for the last 39 days.