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India’s daily COVID-19 infections plunges to 3,993  

The figure is the lowest since May 16, 2020, Ministry data show

March 08, 2022 04:53 pm | Updated March 09, 2022 12:06 am IST - NEW DELH

A BBMP health worker collects a swab sample for COVID-19 testing in Bengaluru on March 7, 2022.

A BBMP health worker collects a swab sample for COVID-19 testing in Bengaluru on March 7, 2022. | Photo Credit: Sudhakara Jain

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India’s daily new COVID–19 cases have declined to 3,993 in the last 24 hours hitting a record low after a gap of 662 days, since 3,970 cases were reported on May 16, 2020. The active caseload has dropped below 50,000 after 664 days. It stands at 49,948, which is at its lowest since 49,219 cases were recorded on May 14, 2021, as per data released by the Health Ministry on Tuesday.

The Ministry said the testing capacity continues to be expanded with India conducting 8.5 lakh average tests in the last week. India is reporting a weekly positivity rate of 0.68%.

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