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COVID-19: India records less than 60,000 cases after 81 days
 
New Delhi: India recorded less than 60,000 new coronavirus infections after 81 days taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 2,98,81,965, while the active cases further reduced to7,29,243,according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday

A total of 58,419fresh infections were reported in a day The death toll climbed to3,86,713with1,576fresh fatalities, the lowest in 63 days

The active cases further declined to 7,29,243 comprising 2.44per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate improved to 96.27 per cent, the data updated at 8 am showed

A net decline of30,776cases has been recorded in the COVID-19 caseload in a span of24 hours

As many as 18,11,446 tests were conducted on Saturday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to39,10,19,083

The daily positivity rate was recorded at3.22per cent. It has been less than 5 per cent for 13 consecutive days, the ministry said, adding the weekly positivity rate has declined to 3.43per cent

Recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for the 38th consecutive day. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,87,66,009, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.29 per cent, the data stated

Cumulatively, 27,66,93,572 COVID-19vaccine doses have been administered so far

India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7,30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and50 lakh on September 16.It went past60 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 2 crore on May 4.

The 1,576 new fatalities include 682from Maharashtra, 180 from Tamil Nadu,161 from Karnataka and 115 from Kerala

A total of3,86,713deaths have been reported so far in the country including1,17,356 from Maharashtra, 33,763 from Karnataka, 31,015from Tamil Nadu,24,907 from Delhi, 22,132 from Uttar Pradesh, 17,295 from West Bengal, 15,802 from Punjab and13,377 from Chhattisgarh

The ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities

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


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