New Delhi: India has witnessed decline in daily covid-19 cases since the last peak on May 10, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Saturday. The country has reported 173,790 cases of the coronavirus disease and 3617 deaths in the last 24 hours, which have pushed India's tally to 27,729,247, according to ministry's 8 am update.
"India has recorded less than 300,000 daily Covid-19 cases for 13 consecutive days. Less than 200,000 new cases of the coronavirus disease are being reported since the last two days, the health ministry said.
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“A net decline of 1,14,428 is witnessed in the last 24 hours and active cases are now only 8.04% of the country's total Positive Cases,” the health ministry said in a release.
Giving accountability of the deaths being reported in the last 24-hour, the ministry said that 3617 new fatalities include 973 from Maharashtra, 486 from Tamil Nadu, 401 from Karnataka, 194 from Kerala, 176 from Punjab, 154 from Uttar Pradesh, 145 from West Bengal, 139 from Delhi and 103 from Andhra Pradesh.
Of the overall cases reported since the onset of the pandemic, 25,178,011 have already recovered from Covid-19, pushing country's recovery rate to 90.80%.
In the last 24-hour, 20,80,048 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours in the country and cumulatively India has conducted 341.1 million tests so far.
The Health Ministry said that a total of 20,89,02,445 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 30,62,747 who were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.
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