NEW DELHI :
COVID-19 caseload rises to 72,39,389
THE total number of tests for detection of COVID-19 has crossed nine-crore in India, while the cumulative positivity rate is 8.04 per cent and is on a “continuous decline”, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday. “Twenty States and UTs have a positivity rate less than the national average. The cumulative positivity rate is 8.04 per cent and is on a continuous decline,” it highlighted.
India has been registering more new recoveries than the new cases consistently in the recent days. As a result, the active cases are steadily declining and stand at 8,26,876 as on date and comprise only 11.42 per cent of the total caseload of the country, the Ministry stressed. India’s COVID-19 caseload rose to 72,39,389 with 63,509 infections being reported in a day, according to the Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday. The recovery rate stands at 87.05 per cent. Death toll climbed to 1,10,586 with the virus claiming 730 lives in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.