India’s daily Covid cases at 4-month low ahead of festive season: Highlights | Latest India News

The number of Covid-19 infections in India fell below 2,000 on Tuesday after four months, with the country registering 1,968 new infections in the past 24 hours. In the week ending October 2, India recorded over 26,300 new infections.

The latest drop is seen as a respite as thousands across the country join in the festivities after two years of muted celebrations due to the virus.

Here are some of the major updates on the pandemic situation in the country:

> Tuesday’s daily Covid tally is the lowest in 133 days. On May 23, a total of 1,675 cases were recorded in 24 hours.

> The number of active cases also fell by 1,528 in the past 24 hours and now stands at 34,598, according to data from the Union Department of Health. Currently, active cases represent 0.08% of the total number of cases.

> The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.94%, while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 1.29%, PTI reported.

> The national death toll from Covid-19 has risen to 5,28,716 with 15 deaths, including eight Kerala-reconciled deaths, according to updated data from the ministry.

> In terms of data by state, the nation’s capital has reported 39 cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours. Maharashtra reported 186 new infections, of which Mumbai accounted for 66 cases.

> Madhya Pradesh reported 13 new cases on Tuesday, J&K reported 11 cases and 62 infections were reported in Gujarat. The southern state of Tamil Nadu recorded 461 new infections, which is slightly higher in terms of infections per state. Telangana has reported 73 cases.

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