India’s daily Covid cases are at a four-month low ahead of the festive season

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India’s Covid-19 infection tally fell below 2,000 for the first time in four months on Tuesday, with the country recording 1,968 new infections in the previous 24 hours. Over 26,300 new infections were reported in India in the week ending October 2.

After two years of muted celebrations due to the virus, the latest dip is being viewed as a respite by thousands across the country.

Here are some of the most recent updates on the country’s pandemic situation:

  • The daily Covid tally on Tuesday was the lowest in 133 days. On May 23, a total of 1,675 cases were reported in a 24-hour period.
  • According to data from the Union Health Ministry, the number of active cases has also decreased by 1,528 in the last 24 hours, to 34,598. Active cases currently account for 0.08 percent of all cases.
  • According to the reports, the daily positivity rate was 0.94 percent, while the weekly positivity rate was 1.29 percent.
  • The nationwide Covid-19 death toll has risen to 5,28,716 with 15 fatalities, including eight deaths reconciled by Kerala, according to data updated by the ministry.
  • According to state data, the national capital reported 39 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra reported 186 new infections, with Mumbai accounting for 66 of them.
  •  On Tuesday, Madhya Pradesh reported 13 new cases, J&K reported 11 cases, and Gujarat reported 62 infections.
  • The southern state of Tamil Nadu saw 461 new infections, which was slightly higher than the state average. Telangana had 73 cases reported.

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