With 9,520 new COVID-19 cases being detailed in a day, India’s tally of contamination raised to 4,43,98,696. While the count of active cases has dropped to 87,311, according to the Union Health Ministry report updated on Saturday.
The death toll due to the virus has escalated to 5,27,597, with 41 new casualties being reported. Comprising four deaths reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am showed.
The tally of active cases now constitutes 0.20 percent of the total contamination. While the national COVID-19 recovery rate has surged to 98.62 percent, the health ministry said.
A drop of 3,396 cases has been logged in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours, the data showed.
The daily positivity rate was logged at 2.50 percent and the weekly positivity rate at 2.80 percent, according to the ministry.
The number of individuals who have recovered from the disease hiked to 4,37,83,788. While the case fatality rate was at 1.19 percent, as per the data.
According to the ministry, 211.91 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been monitored in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination campaign.
India’s COVID-19 infection tally went past the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020. 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, 50 lakh on September 16. 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29. 90 lakh on November 20 and the one-crore mark on December 19, 2020.
The country surpassed the grim milestones of two crore covid cases on May 4, 2021. Three crore on June 23, 2021 and four crore on January 25 this year.
Thirty-seven new deaths due to the covid virus were detailed in the country a day back. Six from Haryana, four each from Maharashtra and Punjab. Three each from Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Rajasthan and West Bengal, two each from Delhi, Gujarat and Odisha. And one each from Chandigarh, Goa, Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
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