Since March, schools have offered twice weekly rapid tests to all pupils, with those testing positive having to self-isolate, along with close contacts, for 10 days. They replaced PCR tests, which were sent away to a lab for results, when students had symptoms.
The virus has been infecting less than one lakh people over the last 47 days. The case tally has been pushed to 3,13,71,901 and the death toll has reached 4,20,551. The current recovery rate is 97.36%, the bulletin added.
With 39,972 recoveries in 24 hours, the active caseload in the country currently stands at 4,08,212. A total of 3,05,43,138 people have so far recovered from the disease. Active Covid cases at present constitute 1.30 per cent of India’s case tally.
At 2.24%, the weekly positivity rate has remained below 5%. The daily positivity rate, at 2.31 per cent, continued to stay less than 3 per cent for the 34th consecutive day.
The health ministry also said that testing capacity in the country has been substantially ramped up, with a total of 45.62 crore tests having been conducted till date.
A total of 43,31,50,864 vaccine doses have been administered in India under the nationwide vaccination drive so far, the bulletin stated. As many as 45,37,70,580 vaccine doses have been provided to