India on Tuesday reported 34,703 fresh Covid-19 cases, the lowest in 111 days. The country’s active cases have further declined to 4,64,357 with a recovery rate of 97.17%.
India has also recorded 553 deaths in the country in the last 24 hours.
India's daily positivity rate - which indicates the number of people testing Covid positive for every 100 tests - stands at 2.11 per cent, less than 3 per cent for the 15th straight day.
The top five states which have registered maximum cases are Kerala with 8,037 cases, followed by Maharashtra with 6,740 cases, Tamil Nadu with 3,715 cases, Karnataka with 2,848 cases and Odisha with 2,803 cases.
69.58% of the new Covid-19 cases have been reported from these five states, with Kerala alone responsible for 23.16% of the new cases.
Among the 553 deaths, maximum casualties have been reported in Maharashtra (106), followed by Kerala with 102 daily deaths.
With the imminent threat of the third Covid wave looming, the country has so far administered 35.75 crore vaccine doses under the nationwide vaccination drive.