With 10,423 cases , India records its lowest fresh COVID-19 cases in 8 months .

India recorded its lowest daily Covid cases in last 8 months today with the country reporting 10,423 cases, which is also 16% lower than yesterday. The country witnessed 443 related deaths during the period. Active cases account for 0.45% of total cases.

According to Tuesday’s bulletin, as many as 15,021 more patients recovered from the illness, taking the total number of such cases to 33,683,581. The recovery rate improved further to 98.21 per cent, and is at its highest since March last year, the Union health ministry noted in a statement .However, daily fatalities were recorded at 443, up from 251 on Monday, taking the total toll to 458,880, comprising 1.34 per cent of the overall caseload.

Active cases, meanwhile, fell further to 153,776, and constitute just 0.45 per cent of the total cases. On the vaccination front, 5,239,444 more doses of Covid-19 vaccines were administered. With this, a total of more than 1.06 billion doses have been administered since the nationwide inoculation drive began on January 16 this year.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 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. India crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23.

A total of 4,58,880 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,40,226 from Maharashtra, 38,084 from Karnataka, 36,136 from Tamil Nadu, 32,049 from Kerala, 25,091 from Delhi, 22,900 from Uttar Pradesh and 19,149 from West Bengal.

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