Fourth wave scare: India’s sees single-day rise of 2,183 new Covid-19 cases

NEW DELHI: India on Monday reported a single-day rise of 2,183 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the country’s total tally of coronavirus cases to 4,30,44,280.

During this period, the country also reported 214 fatalities, including 213 from Kerala, pushing the overall death toll to 5,21,965, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated at 9 AM.

The active cases declined to 11,542, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The active cases comprise 0.03 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate remained at 98.76 per cent, the ministry said.

A decrease of 16 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The daily positivity rate was recorded as 0.83 per cent and the weekly positivity rate as 0.32 per cent, according to the Health Ministry. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,25,10,773, while the case fatality rate was recorded as 1.21 per cent.

With 1,150 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, India’s total tally of Covid-19 cases had gone up to 4,30,42,097, while the active cases increased to 11,558 on Sunday.

According to the Union Health Ministry data, the death toll climbed to 5,21,751 with four fresh fatalities on Sunday. The active cases comprise 0.03 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate remained at 98.76 per cent, the ministry said.

An increase of 192 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The daily positivity rate was recorded as 0.31 per cent and the weekly positivity rate as 0.27 per cent, according to the ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,25,08,788, while the case fatality rate was recorded as 1.21 per cent. The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 186.51 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.

The country crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23.The four new fatalities include two from Delhi and one each from Jammu and Kashmir and Mizoram.

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