New Delhi: In a major development, India has shown a downward trend in daily covid cases after aggressive spike for the past one week. The number of cases came down by at least 3,600 cases as the country reported 10,584 new cases in the last 24 hours on Tuesday. With the new additions, the overall tally have mounted to 1,10,16,434, the Health Ministry officials said.
For over two months, India has been reporting fewer than 15,000 infections. However, for the last one week, the country showed significant growth as the number of daily cases increased aggressively. Researchers in the covid detention centers cited new mutations and new strains as the prime cause of rise in infection.
Meanwhile, the number of deaths have further dropped as 78 more deaths were reported in the last 24-hour, taking the overall toll to 1,56,463.
Last week, officials said that the average daily new infections for the last 15 days were oscillating between 9,000 to 12,000 while the deaths were between 78 to 120.
On Monday, 14,199 cases were reported; on February 21, 14,264 cases; on February 20, 13,993.
On February 9, India had reported 9,110 new cases, the lowest this year so far. Last year, the lowest 9,633 cases were recorded on June 3.
As per the Ministry's data, there are 1,47,306 active cases at present after 13,255 patients were discharged in a day. Till now, 1,07,12,665 persons have been discharged so far. The recovery rate has remained to 97.24 per cent, while the fatality rate is 1.42 per cent.
At least 86.3 per cent of the new cases are from five states -- Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Punjab. Five states account for 78.31 per cent of the new deaths including Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.
The Ministry also informed that 6,78,685 samples were tested on Monday. The cumulative tests done by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) so far stands at 21,22,30,431
More than 1,17,45,550 doses of corona vaccine have been administered in the country since the drive began on January 16 after approval for 'Covishield' and 'Covaxin'.