With 14,313 people infected with coronavirus in a single day, the total number of Covid-19 cases in India rose to 3,42,60,470, while active cases were recorded at 1,61,555, according to the data of the Union Health Ministry that was released. Updated on Saturday.
The death toll rose to 457,740 with 549 more deaths, according to data updated at 8 a.m.
The daily rise in novel coronavirus cases has been less than 30,000 for 36 consecutive days, and less than 50,000 new cases have been reported per day for 125 consecutive days so far.
The ministry said that active cases constitute 0.47 percent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national recovery rate from COVID-19 was recorded at 98.19 percent.
There has been a 221 increase in the number of active cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours. The number of people who recovered from the disease rose to 3,36,41,175, while the death rate rose to 1.34 percent.
The daily positivity rate was 1.22%. It’s been less than 2 percent over the last 26 days.
The weekly positivity rate was 1.18 percent. The Department of Health said it was less than 2 percent in the last 36 days.
The cumulative doses taken in the country so far under the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination campaign have exceeded Rs 105.43 crore.
The death toll of Covid-19 in India crossed the mark of 20 lakh on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16.
It passed 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and crossed the one crore mark on December 19.
India passed the grim stage of Rs 2 crore on May 4 and Rs 3 crore on June 23.
Of the 549 new deaths, 471 are from Kerala and 36 are from Maharashtra.
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Kerala has been reconciling Covid deaths since the last few days, so the death toll in the state is high.
Of the 471 deaths, 86 were reported in the past few days, 276 were not confirmed as of June 18 last year due to lack of sufficient documentation and 109 deaths were classified due to Covid after receiving appeals based on the center’s new guidelines. The guidance of the Supreme Court, stated in a statement issued by the state government on Friday.
A total of 4,57,740 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 1,40,170 from Maharashtra, 38,061 from Karnataka, 36,083 from Tamil Nadu, and 31,156 from Karnataka. Kerala, 25,091 from Delhi, 22,900 from Uttar Pradesh and 19,113 from West Bengal.
The Ministry of Health stressed that more than 70 percent of deaths occurred due to comorbidities.
“Our numbers are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that the government’s distribution of numbers is subject to further verification and reconciliation.