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India reports under 20,000 daily Covid-19 cases after 7 months

Published : Tuesday, 28 September, 2021 at 1:07 PM  Count : 632

A man walks past a wall mural on Covid-19 awareness in Chennai, India. File photo: PTI

A man walks past a wall mural on Covid-19 awareness in Chennai, India. File photo: PTI

A significant fall in coronavirus cases was registered on Tuesday with the country seeing one of the lowest fresh case tallies in months since the second wave of the pandemic hit the country earlier this year.

According to latest figures available with the Union ministry of health and family welfare, as many as 18,795 new cases were recorded across India in the last 24 hours taking the active caseload to 2,92,206, comprising 0.87 per cent of the total infections at 3,36,97,581.

The tally has dropped by 27.8 per cent since Monday's figures when 26,041 new cases were registered.

This is the first time in 201 days that India recorded less than 20,000 cases while the active caseload is at a low of 192 days.

The current weekly positivity rate stood at 97.81 per cent with the figure remaining less than three per cent for 95 days.

The daily positivity rate has also remained below the three per cent-mark for 29 days and it stood at 1.42 per cent at present.

Hindustan Times/MUS

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