India records less than 30,000 fresh COVID-19 cases in over three months

India recorded less than 30,000 fresh COVID-19 cases after 132 days while its active caseload fell below 4,00,000 after 124 days on Tuesday, according to Union health ministry dataAs many as 29,689 new coronavirus infections took the country’s tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,14,40,951 while 415 fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 4,21,382, the data updated at 8 am showed

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,06,21,469, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.34 per cent, it said

The number of active cases dropped to?3,98,100 and comprises 1.27 per cent of the total infections. The national COVID-19 recovery rate improved to 97.39 per cent, it stated

The number of active cases fell by 13,089?in a span of 24 hours

As many as 17,20,110 COVID-19 tests were conducted on Monday, taking the total number of tests conducted so far to 45,91,64,121

The daily positivity rate declined to 1.73?per cent. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.33 per cent, the ministry data stated

The total number of Covid vaccine doses administered so far as part of the nationwide vaccination drive has reached 44.19 crore

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7,?30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and?50 lakh on September 16. It went past?60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19

The caseload crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore on May 4 and 3 crore on June 23

The 415 new fatalities include 135 from Kerala,?62 from Odisha and 53 from Maharashtra

A total of 4,21,382 deaths have been reported so far in the country including?1,31,605 from Maharashtra, 36,405 from Karnataka, 33,937?from Tamil Nadu,?25,044 from Delhi, 22,750 from Uttar Pradesh and 18,085 from West Bengal

The health ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities