At 1,542 cases, India reports drop in daily Covid count

New Delhi: India witnessed a drop in new Covid cases with 1,542 infections in the last 24 hours, against 2,060 the previous day, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday.

Eight more Covid-related deaths were recorded during the same period, taking the total number of deaths in the country to 5,28,913.

Meanwhile, the active caseload stood at 26,449 cases, accounting for 0.06% of the total number of positive cases.

The recovery of 1,919 patients in the last 24 hours took the total to 4,40,77,068. Therefore, the recovery rate is 98.76 percent.

Meanwhile, the daily positivity rate is reported to be 0.68 percent, while the weekly positivity rate is also 1.02 percent.

Also, a total of 2,27,207 tests were conducted during the same period, taking the total to over Rs 89.89 crore.

As of this morning, the Covid-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 219.37 crores.

Over 4.11 crore adolescents have been administered the first dose of Covid-19 since the start of the vaccination campaign for this age group.

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