The active cases comprises 0.38 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has further improved to 98.42 per cent, the Union Health Ministry said.
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The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 20,000 for 34 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 137 consecutive days now.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,33,99,961, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 per cent.
A total of 11,80,148 samples were tested on Thursday to detect the presence of the virus in the population.
They say indigenous people such as Andaman Islanders with long DNA segments (homozygous) in their genome are most likely to be more susceptible to COVID-19.
Though no concrete data on the percentage of people choosing to forgo vaccines is available, it has been estimated that in remote and rural areas, up to 10% people may be sceptical.
A decrease of 3,977 cases has been recorded in the active caseload in a span of 24 hours.
“We don’t have a straight-forward formula to calculate what extent the peak could reach this time after reaching 71 per cent vaccination with the 1st dose and a certain level of natural infection.
The country launched vaccination for all people aged more than 45 from April 1.
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The number of people who have recuperated from the disease increased to 3,23,74,497, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 per cent, the data showed.
The active cases increased to 3,93,614 comprising 1.19 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.48 per cent, the ministry said.
India is among only four to five countries across the world where schools have been closed for such a long time (one-and-half years), it said.
The total number of active cases and high case positivity in some districts continue to remain a matter of concern, MHA told the chief secretaries of all states and UTs.
A reduction of 19,474 cases has been recorded in the total number of active COVID-19 cases in a span of 24 hours.