Drop in Covid cases, deaths: 20 crore tested

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 2/8/2021 1:01:17 AM

NEW DELHI, Feb 6: India on Saturday reported lesser Covid-19 cases and deaths while the Health Ministry claimed unprecedented record in testing more than 20 crore people, though it was not even 15% of the total population as 85% of over 138 crore have not been tested.
The new cases recorded in the past 24 hours were 11,713 as against the recovery of 14,488. There were 95 deaths in 24 hours, 40 of them in Maharashtra, 19 in Kerala, 8 in Chhattisgarh and single digit deaths in 16 other states and Union Territories.
The active caseload also dropped below 1.5 lakh or to be exact 1,48,50, the lowest in eight months. While the recovery has gone up to 97.17% of 1.08 crore total infections, while the caseload fell to 1.37%.
The cumulative positivity rate is also declining and presently pegged at 5.30%.



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