With 11,499 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 4,29,05,844, while the active cases further declined to 1,21,881, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday. The death toll climbed to 5,13,481 with 255 daily fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.
With this, the country recorded its daily COVID-19 cases under one lakh for the 20th consecutive day. The active cases comprise 0.28 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has further improved to 98.52 percent, the health ministry said.
A reduction of 12,354 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.01 percent, while the weekly positivity rate was 1.36 percent, according to the health ministry.
The number of recoveries surged to 4,22,70,482, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.20 percent. The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive exceeded 177.13 crores.
India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20 lakh mark on August 7 last year, 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 crores on May 4 and three crores on June 23. The 255 new fatalities include 177 from Kerala and 15 from Karnataka. The 255 new fatalities include 177 from Kerala and 15 from Karnataka.