India’s weekly Covid-19 positivity rate decreases to 18.17 per cent

Delta Plus Covid Variant

IN AN encouraging development, a declining trend in the weekly positivity rate is observed which stands at 18.17 per cent on Monday, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday. The daily new COVID cases being registered in India was less than 3 lakh after 26 days, the Ministry said. According to Health Ministry data, 2,81,386 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours out of which Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 34,389, followed by Tamil Nadu with 33,181 new cases.

There has been an average decline in daily new cases since May 9, it pointed out. India registers 2.81 lakh fresh cases, 4,106 deaths: INDIA’S COVID-19 tally mounted to 2,49,65,463 on Monday with 2,81,386 fresh cases, the lowest in 27 days, while the death toll climbed to 2,74,390 as 4,106 more people succumbed to the disease, according to Union Health Ministry data. The number of active cases stands at 35,16,997, accounting for 14.09 per cent of the total infections. The national recovery rate has improved to 84.81 per cent, the data updated at 8 am showed.