New Delhi: India on Tuesday registered 60,471 new cases, lowest in 75 days and below the 1 lakh mark for the eighth consecutive day, according to the Health Ministry’s data.
While the positivity rate stood at 3.45 per cent, the recovery rate is pegged at 95.64 per cent.
As many as 1,17,525 people were discharged from hospitals upon recovery and 2,726 patients succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours, it said.
Total cases now stand at 2,95,70,881 and total discharges are 2,82,80,472.
Total deaths have climbed to 3,77,031, while the active cases have jumped to 9,13,378.
After health infrastructure was strained by the second Covid wave, states are taking strong measures in anticipation of a third wave.
Till today, 25,90,44,072 people were administered anti-Covid-19 vaccines.
The maximum Covid cases in the past 24 hours recorded mainly from Tamil Nadu with 12,772 cases, followed by Maharashtra with 8,129 cases, Kerala with 7,719 cases, Karnataka with 6,835 cases and Andhra Pradesh with 4,549 cases.
These five states contain nearly 66 per cent of the new Covid cases, in the past 24 hours.
Tamil Nadu registered 21.12 per cent of the new cases in the past 24 hours.