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The Union Health Ministry announced on Tuesday that India has registered 34,703 new COVID-19 cases in the previous 24 hours, the lowest in 111 days.
India’s active COVID caseload has now dropped to 4,64,357, the lowest level in 101 days. The number of active cases is 1.52% of the overall number of cases.
There were 2,97,52,294 patients who recovered in total, with 51,864 of them recovering in the past 24 hours. For the 54th consecutive day, according to the government, daily recoveries outnumbered daily new cases. The recovery rate has now reached 97.17 percent as a result of this.
In addition, the weekly positive rate has stayed below 5%, at 2.40 percent. Furthermore, the daily positivity rate is 2.11 percent, which has been less than 3% for the past 15 days.
Testing capacity has also been significantly increased, with 42.14 crore tests completed to far.
On January 16, this year, India began its COVID-19 vaccine campaign. So far, 35.75 crore vaccine doses have been given out as part of the nationwide vaccination campaign.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, a total of 42,14,24,881 samples had been analysed as of July 5, including 16,47,424 samples tested yesterday.
Meanwhile, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman attended a meeting of the G20 High-Level Independent Panel (HLIP) on Monday, where she discussed India’s readiness and reaction to COVID-19, as well as a plethora of steps implemented to help the economy during the epidemic.
Singapore Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, former US Treasury Secretary Lawrence H Summers, and World Trade Organization (WTO) Director General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala were among those who participated in the virtual meeting, according to the finance ministry.
The panel’s study will be presented before the Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) conference later this month, and the meeting discussed it.