India registers 25,166 new Covid-19 cases; lowest in 154 days

Odisha reports 556 new Covid +Ve cases; 305 from Khurda District

Bhubaneswar: August 17: India registered 25,166 new Covid cases in last 24 hours, the lowest in 154 days, taking the tally to 3,22,50,679.

Out of total cases recorded so far, 3,14,48,754 cases have already recovered from the disease including 36,830 recoveries in last 24 hours.

The national recovery rate was recorded at 97.51 per cent, the highest since March, according to the latest Health Ministry data on Tuesday.

The number of deaths climbed to 4,32,079 with 437 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The active cases have declined to 3,69,846, the lowest in 146 days. It comprises 1.15 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, the Health Ministry said.

With 88.13 lakh doses given in the last 24 hours, India saw a new single-day vaccination record.

Also, 15,63,985 tests were conducted on Monday, taking the cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 49,66,29,524.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.61 per cent. It has been less than three per cent for the last 22 days.



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