India reports 21,257 new COVID cases and 271 deaths; positivity rate at 1.53%

India has reported 21,257 new COVID-19 cases and 271 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The country’s active caseload dropped to 2,40,221, the lowest in 205 days, while the daily positivity rate stood at 1.53%. Notably, Kerala reported 12,288 cases and 141 deaths on Thursday.