India records 2,55,874 new covid cases; positivity rate dropped to 15.52 percent

The daily positivity rate, which is the share of coronavirus tests that return positive, considered to be a key marker of the pandemic's status has dropped to 15.52 percent from yesterday's 20.75 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 17.17 percent.

India records 2,55,874 new covid cases; positivity rate dropped to 15.52 percent
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India today recorded 2,55,874 new coronavirus cases, 16.39 percent lower than yesterday's 3.06 lakh figure. Breaking a five-day streak of reporting over three lakh daily Covid cases daily,

The new Covid cases reported today took the total infection tally in India — the second worst-hit country after the US — to almost 3.98 crore, according to Union Health Ministry data.