India records 6,915 new cases; Number of active cases falls below 1 Lakh after 2 months


India saw a single-day rise of 6,915 coronavirus infections, taking the total number of cases in the country to 4,29,31,045, while active cases fell below one lakh after 60 days, according to data from the Union Department of Health updated on Tuesday. The death toll climbed to 5,14,023 with 180 new deaths reported in 24 hours, according to data updated at 8 a.m.

The number of active cases fell to 92,472, now accounting for 0.22 percent of the total number of infections, while the country’s COVID-19 recovery rate improved further to 98.59 percent, it said. the Ministry of Health. A reduction of 10,129 cases was recorded in the number of active COVID-19 cases within 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.77%, while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 1.11%, according to the Ministry of Health. The number of people who have recovered from the disease jumped to 4,23,24,550, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.20%, the data showed.

The cumulative doses of anti-Covid administered in the country have so far exceeded 177.70 crores. India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20 lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23. It topped the one crore mark on December 19. India passed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23. The 180 new deaths include 110 from Kerala and 20 from Goa. A total of 5,023 deaths have been reported in the country so far – 1,43,701 from Maharashtra, 65,333 from Kerala, 39,950 from Karnataka, 38,004 from Tamil Nadu, 26,122 from Delhi, 23,456 from Uttar Pradesh and 21,176 from West Bengal.

The Ministry of Health pointed out that more than 70% of deaths are due to comorbidities. “Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that the distribution of figures by state is subject to further verification and reconciliation.


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