India reports 70,421 Daily New Cases in the last 24 hours; lowest after 74 days

India continues to report a sustained slide in the daily new COVID cases. The country has reported 70,421 Daily New Cases in the last 24 hours. Less than 1 lakh Daily New Cases have been reported for 7 continuous days now. This is a result of sustained and collaborative efforts by the Centre and the States/UTs.

India has also been witnessing a continuous fall in the active caseload. The country’s Active Caseload today stands at 9,73,158. The Caseload has declined below 10 lakh mark after 66 days.

A net decline of 53,001 is witnessed in the last 24 hours and active cases are now only 3.30% of the country’s total Positive Cases.


As more people are getting recovered from COVID-19 infection, India’s Daily Recoveries continue to outnumber the Daily New Cases for 32 consecutive days now. 1,19,501 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours.

Nearly 50,000 (49,080) more recoveries were reported during the last 24 hours as compared to the daily new cases.


Out of the people infected since the beginning of the pandemic, 2,81,62,947 people have already recovered from COVID-19 & 1,19,501 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours. This constitutes an overall recovery rate of 95.43%, which is showing a sustained increasing trend.


With substantially ramped up testing capacity across the country, a total of 14,92,152 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours in the country. Cumulatively, India has conducted nearly 38 crore (37,96,24,626) tests so far.

While on one side testing has been enhanced across the country, a continued decline in weekly case positivity is noticed. Weekly Positivity Rate is currently at 4.54% while the Daily Positivity rate stands at 4.72% today. It has remained less than 10% for 21 consecutive days now.

A total of 25,48,49,301vaccine doses have been administered through 35,32,375sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today.


These include:


HCWs 1st Dose 1,00,51,785
2nd Dose 69,67,822
FLWs 1st Dose 1,67,57,575
2nd Dose 88,52,564
Age Group 18-44 years 1st Dose 4,12,71,166
2nd Dose 7,69,575
Age Group 45 to 60 years 1st Dose 7,57,08,102
2nd Dose 1,19,77,000
Over 60 years 1st Dose 6,25,81,044
2nd Dose 1,99,12,668
Total 25,48,49,301