COVID-19: Active cases reach 16,522; total number crosses 4.30 cr

With 2,541 new coronavirus infections reported in one day, India’s total COVID-19 cases rose to 4.30.60.086, while active cases rose to 16,522, according to data from the Union’s Ministry of Health updated on Monday.

The death toll rose to 5,22,223 with 30 new killed, the data updated at. 8.00.

The active cases accounted for 0.04 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.75 percent, the ministry said.

An increase of 649 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 case volume over the course of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded as 0.84 percent and the weekly positivity rate as 0.54 percent, according to the ministry.

The number of people recovering from the disease rose to 4,25,21,341, while the death rate was 1.21 percent.

The cumulative doses administered so far in the country during the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination effort have exceeded 187.71 crore.

India’s COVID 19 figures had crossed the 20 lakh mark on 7 August 2020, 30 lakh on 23 August, 40 lakh on 5 September and 50 lakh on 16 September. It passed 60 lakh on 28 September, 70 lakh on 11 October, crossed 80 lakh on 29 October, 90 lakh on 20 November and exceeded a million mark on 19 December.

The country crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23 last year.

The 30 new killed include 24 from Kerala, two each from Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh and one each from Delhi and Mizoram.

A total of 5,22,223 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 1,447,834 from Maharashtra, 68,843 from Kerala, 40,057 from Karnataka, 38,025 from Tamil Nadu, 26,167 from West Bengali, 23,505 from Uttar Prade, Delhi and 21,201.

The ministry stressed that more than 70 percent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

“Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Medical Research Council,” the ministry said on its website, adding that state distribution of figures is subject to further verification and voting.

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