NEW DELHI, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- India's daily COVID-19 caseload Tuesday fell below the 2,000 mark, officials said.
According to federal health ministry data released on Tuesday morning, 1,968 new cases of COVID-19 were reported during the past 24 hours, taking the total tally to 44,599,466 in the country.
With the reporting of fresh cases, India's active caseload currently stands at 34,598.
The country also logged 15 related deaths during the past 24 hours, pushing the overall death toll to 528,716 since the beginning of the pandemic, the ministry said.
With the increase in cases, the daily positivity rate stands at 0.94 percent and the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 1.29 percent, the ministry data showed.
The ministry said so far 44,036,152 people have been successfully cured and discharged from hospitals, of whom 3,481 were discharged during the past 24 hours.
According to the health ministry, the cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage in the country has exceeded 2 billion doses and until Tuesday morning 2,188,050,600 doses were administered.
At present Indian government is focusing on improving booster dose coverage as the uptake for the third dose has been low. The aim is to boost the immunity of the people in the wake of the detection of new variants. ■