New Delhi: India records 3,947 new Covid-19 cases along with 18 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The death toll climbed to 5,28,629 with 18 more deaths, including nine fatalities reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated.
Active cases comprise 0.09 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate increased to 98.73 percent, the health ministry said.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.23 percent while the weekly positivity rate was 1.44 percent.
The active Covid cases declined by 1,167 in a day while the number of people who recuperated from the disease increased to 4,40,19,095. The case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 percent.
According to the ministry, 218.52 crore total vaccine doses (94.84 crores second dose and 21.19 crore precaution dose) have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive.
The nine fatalities reported in 24 hours include two each from Maharashtra and West Bengal, one each from Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Karnataka, Haryana, and Chhattisgarh. Nine deaths have been reconciled by Kerala.
India’s COVID-19 case tally crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 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.
The country crossed the grim milestone of two crores on May 4 and three crores on June 23 last year. It crossed the four crore mark on January 25 this year.
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