India sees 21,257 fresh Covid-19 infections; active caseload lowest in 205 days

India’s daily count of cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) witnessed a slight fall, as 21,257 people tested positive for the viral illness in the last 24 hours, the Union ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW) said on Friday, adding that with this, the cumulative infection tally in the country has risen to 33,915,569.

The active caseload in the country slumped further to 240,221, the Union health ministry said, also noting that this is the lowest that it has been in 205 days. The contribution of active cases in the cumulative tally, at 0.71%, is the lowest since March last year, the ministry further stated.