At 34,703, India logs lowest Covid case rise in 111 days; recovery rate rises to 97.17 per cent

India recorded 34,703 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday, the active cases have declined to 4,64,357 and the recovery rate has risen to 97.17 per cent.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7 last year, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16.

It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19 last year.

Meanwhile, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday attended a meeting of the G20 High-Level Independent Panel (HLIP) and shared India’s preparedness and response to COVID-19 while highlighting the slew of measures undertaken to support the economy during the pandemic.

The meeting, held virtually, was also attended by Singapore Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, former US treasury secretary Lawrence H Summers and World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the finance ministry tweeted.

The meeting discussed the panel’s work which will be presented during the Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) meeting to be held later this month.

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