India recorded 30,773 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, 13.7% lower than yesterday, as active caseload stood at 3,32,158 this morning.
The active cases account for .99 per cent of the overall cases (3,34,48,163) recorded since the start of the pandemic. While the daily positivity rate, which has been less than 3 per cent for 20 days, stood at 1.97 per cent this morning; the weekly positivity rate stood at 2.04 per cent - it has been less than 3 per cent of 86 days.
The Health Ministry on Saturday warned the states against "complacency" ahead of the festival season.
Drawing examples from other countries that saw multiple peaks of COVID-19, the government expressed concern over certain pockets in the country reporting high test positivity.
"The five-fold Covid containment strategy (Test, Treat, Track, Vaccinate, CAB adherence): Enhanced testing as an aid to early identification, Augmentation of health infrastructure to prepare for future (prioritizing rural areas and paediatric cases), Contact tracing, surveillance and containment measures and stringent action in clusters reporting higher cases, Focus on covering all priority age groups with vaccine and continued focus on 2nd dose coverage amongst due beneficiaries and providing sustainable community support as a key to manage COVID-19 were re-emphasized," a government statement said.