India recorded less than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for the first time in 715 days even as the virus count rose to 4, 30, 29,044, while the number of active infections fell in below 13,000, according to data from the Union Department of Health updated on Monday.
The number of active cases is the lowest in 714 days, according to the data. Thirteen new deaths brought the death toll from the pandemic to 521,358, according to data updated as of 8 a.m. The number of active cases represents 0.03 percent of the total number of infections, while the national COVID-19 cure rate remained at 98.76 percent, the ministry said.
India has recorded COVID-19 cases below 1,000 for the first time since April 18, 2020, when 991 cases were reported.
A reduction of 416 cases was recorded in the number of active infections within 24 hours.
India’s COVID-19 tally had passed the one crore mark on December 19, 2020. The country passed the grim milestone of two crores of coronavirus cases on May 4 and three crores on June 23 of the year last.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.29% and the weekly positivity rate at 0.22%, according to the Ministry of Health.
A total of 79.10 crore tests for the detection of COVID-19 have been carried out so far, including 3,14,823 in the past 24 hours.

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