India COVID-19 numbers dip lower to 907 deaths, 37,566 new cases in last 24 hours
New Delhi, June 29, 2021
India today reported significantly lower COVID-19 numbers at 907 deaths and 37,566 fresh cases of infection in the last 24 hours as the spread of the coronavirus pandemic continued to decelerate across the country.
This is the first time since March 19 that the number of new cases of infection in a 24-hour period has fallen below 40,000. Today's number of new cases is the lowest since March 18, when 35,871 cases were recorded.
The number of deaths posted in the last 24 hours, at 907, is the lowest since April 13, when 879 deaths were registered.
India had yesterday logged 46,148 new cases of infection and 979 deaths -- which was the first time that the number had fallen below 1,000 after April 13, when 879 deaths had been reported in the country.
Today is the second consecutive day that the number of new cases has remained below 50,000.
After the brutal second wave of the pandemic in April-May, the number of deaths in a single day has remained below 3,000 for the 15th consecutive day today after staying above that level for the previous five days. The number had fallen below 3,000 on June 1 for the first time after April 28. It has remained below 2,000 for 12 days now.
The country had registered more than 4,000 deaths in a single day on 13 days in May.
The number of new cases of infection in the country in a 24-hour period has remained below 100,000 for the 22nd consecutive day today.
The highest number of new cases in a 24-hour period -- 414,188 -- was reported on May 7.
With the latest data released by the Ministry of Health of Family Welfare (MoHFW) this morning, the death toll so far has climbed to 397,637 today.
The total number of cases of infection till now, since the first cases of COVID-19 were reported in India in late January 2020, rose to 30,316,897 today.
Of the 907 deaths reported in the last 24 hours in India, Maharashtra, by far the worst-affected state, accounted for 287, followed by 110 deaths in Kerala, 98 in Tamil Nadu, 93 in Karnataka, 43 in Odisha, 42 in Assam, 41 in Uttar Pradesh, 32 in West Bengal, 31 in Andhra Pradesh, 20 in Punjab, 19 in Madhya Pradesh and 16 in Haryana.
The other states reported less than 10 deaths each in the last 24 hours. There were two COVID-19 deaths in national capital Delhi during this period.
The number of those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the country rose to 29,366,601 today, up 56,994 from yesterday. The recovery rate has improved to 96.86% from 96.79% yesterday.
This is the 47th consecutive day that the number of recoveries has exceeded the number of new cases.
The number of active cases dipped by 20,335 to 552,659, the lowest since March 31, when the number was 552,566.
The number of active cases had touched 3,745,237 on May 10, the highest since the pandemic began in India. The active caseload had been continuously rising after February 12 this year, when it had touched its lowest mark of 135,926 in recent months. However, since May 11, there has been a steady downtrend.
The Health Ministry said a total of 32.90 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been administered so far in the country.
The Weekly Positivity Rate is currently at 2.74% while the Daily Positivity Rate is at 2.12%, less than 5% for 22 consecutive days now.