NEW DELHI: India on Tuesday recorded less than 3,000 new Covid-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, the lowest single-day rise in 34 days. The daily case count also continued the downward trend to 1.27 lakh new cases in a day.
With 2,795 Covid-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, India’s death toll now stands at 3,31,895, as per Union health ministry data last updated at 9 am.
India’s Covid ordeal in May was the worst witnessed in any in any country for any month since the beginning of the pandemic, both in terms of the absolute number of cases and fatalities.
India officially recorded nearly 1.2 lakh fatalities during the month (over 1,19,000), which was 2.5 times the toll reported in the country in April (48,768).
Meanwhile, on Tuesday India recorded 1,27,510 new Covid-19 cases taking the national caseload to 2,81,75,044, as per health ministry data. With 18,95,520 active cases, India’s active caseload is now below 20 lakhs after 43 days.
The daily positivity rate also declined to 6.62 percent, remaining below the 10 per cent-mark for the seventh consecutive days, while the weekly positivity rate dropped to 8.64 percent.
Meanwhile, recoveries continue to outnumber the daily new cases for the 19th successive days, as India witnessed 2,55,287 recoveries in the last 24 hours, the ministry said. The recovery tally of India has reached 2,59,47,629 and the recovery rate stands at 92.09 percent.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 34,67,92,257 samples tested up to May 31 of which 19,25,374 samples were tested yesterday.