Active COVID-19 cases in country increase to 1,61,334
With 14,348 people testing positive for coronavirus in a day, India’s
total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 3,42,46,157, while the active
cases were recorded at 1,61,334, according to the Union Health Ministry
data updated on Friday.
The death toll climbed to 4,57,191 with 805 fresh fatalities, including
708 from Kerala, according to the data updated at 8 am.
Kerala has been reconciling Covid deaths in the past few days, ministry
Of the 708 deaths, 56 were reported in the last few days, 542 were those
which were not confirmed until June 18 last year due to lack of adequate
documentation and 110 were designated as Covid deaths after receiving
appeals based on the new guidelines of the Centre and Supreme Court
directions, a state government release said on Thursday.
The ministry said that daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been
below 30,000 for 35 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases
have been reported for 124 consecutive days now.
The active cases comprise 0.47 per cent of the total infections, the
lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was
recorded at 98.19 per cent, it said.
An increase of 345 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19
caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to
3,36,27,632, while the case fatality rate has increased to 1.34 per cent.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.12 per cent. It has been
less than two per cent for last 25 days. The weekly positivity rate was
also recorded at 1.18 per cent. It has been below two per cent for the
last 35 days, according to the ministry.
The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the
nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 104.82 crore.
India’s COVID-19 tally had 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.
India crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore
on June 23.
A total of 4,57,191 deaths have been reported so far in the country
including 1,40,134 from Maharashtra, 38,054 from Karnataka, 36,072 from
Tamil Nadu, 30,685 from Kerala, 25,091 from Delhi, 22,900 from Uttar
Pradesh and 19,105 from West Bengal.