India witness steady rise in COVID-19 cases, 11,558 active cases in last 24 hours

Guwahati: Recording a steady increase in Covid-19 cases following a brief period of decline, India on Sunday reported 11,558 active cases, according to the updated Union Health Ministry data. Additionally, the country on Sunday reported 1,150 fresh Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, as per the Union Health Ministry data.

This comes following a mild increase witnessed yesterday with India logging 949 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of Covid-19 cases to 4,30,39,972, while the active cases rose to 11,191, as per Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday. The death toll climbed to 5,21,743 with six new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases comprise 0.03% of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate remained at 98.76%, the Health Ministry said. An increase of 133 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded as 0.26% and the weekly positivity rate as 0.25%, according to the ministry. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,25,07,038, while the case fatality rate was recorded as 1.21%. The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 186.30 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 last year. The six new fatalities include five from Maharashtra and one from Mizoram.

A total of 5,21,743 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,47,826 from Maharashtra, 68,402 from Kerala, 40,057 from Karnataka, 38,025 from Tamil Nadu, 26,158 from Delhi, 23,499 from Uttar Pradesh and 21,200 from West Bengal. The ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

(With inputs from agencies)

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