India records 12,428 new Covid cases

 In a big sigh of relief, India on Tuesday recorded the lowest daily surge in nearly eight months with only 12,428 new COVID-19 cases being reported according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The Health Ministry's latest data showed 356 deaths and 15,951 recoveries in the last 24 hours. The country's active caseload stands at 1,63,816, which is the lowest in 241 days.
The active COVID-19 cases amount for less than 1 per cent of total cases and are currently at 0.48 per cent.
With 15,951 recoveries in the last 24 hours, country's recovery rate stands at 98.19 per cent, which is the highest since the beginning of the pandemic. Also, the weekly positivity rate is at 1.24 per cent while the daily positivity rate stand at 1.10 per cent.
India has so far conducted over 60.19 crore COVID tests.
Meanwhile, under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive, more than 102.94 crore vaccine doses have been administered in the nation.