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New Delhi, Aug 23 : As many as 25,072 people tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the country during the past 24 hours, the lowest in 160 days, while 389 succumbed in the same period, data from the Union Health Ministry showed on Monday.
The fresh fatalities soared the death toll to 4,34,756 which includes 1,35,962 from Maharashtra, 37,145 from Karnataka, 34,709 from Tamil Nadu, 25,079 from Delhi, 22,792 from Uttar Pradesh, 19,494 from Kerala and 18,364 from West Bengal.
According to the Ministry, the active cases declined by 19,474, to stand at 3,33,924. It is now 1.09 per cent of the total caseload.
On the recovery front, 44,157 patients were cured and discharged in the past one day, taking the total recovery count to 3,16,80,626, which is 97.63 per cent of the case tally. The fatality rate remained steady at 1.34 per cent.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.94 per cent which has been less than 3 per cent for 28 consecutive days.
In the last 24 hours, a total of 12,95,160 people were checked for the contagious virus. Cumulatively, over 50.75 Cr (50,75,51,399) tests have been conducted so far.
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that a total of 50,75,51,399 samples have been tested so far for coronavirus. Of this, 12,95,160 were tested on Sunday.
Till now, 58,25,49,595 people have been administered COVID-19 vaccines, with 7,95,543 being inoculated against the virus in the past 24 hours.