India reports 6,990 new Covid cases; active cases decline to 1,00,543
According to figures published on Tuesday by the Union health ministry, India recorded 6,990 new coronavirus infections, the lowest in 551 days, bringing the country’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 3,45,87,822, while active cases fell to 1,00,543, the lowest in 546 days.
According to data updated at 8 a.m., the death toll has risen to 4,68,980, including 190 new fatalities.
For the past 53 days, the daily increase in new coronavirus infections has been below 20,000, and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for the past 155 days.
The active cases account for 0.29 percent of all infections, the lowest level since March 2020, according to the health ministry, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has increased to 98.35 percent, the greatest level since March 2020.
Over the course of 24 hours, the active COVID-19 caseload has decreased by 3,316 cases.
The daily positive rate was 0.69 percent on average. For the past 57 days, it has been less than 2%.
A weekly positive rate of 0.84 percent was also found. According to the health ministry, it has remained below 1% for the past 16 days.
The number of persons who have recovered from the sickness has increased to 3,40,18,299, with a 1.36 percent case fatality rate.
The total number of doses given out in the country as part of the statewide COVID-19 vaccination effort has surpassed 123.25 crore.
On August 7, 2020, India’s COVID-19 tally surpassed 20 lakh, followed by 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, and 50 lakh on September 16.
It exceeded the 60 lakh level on September 28, the 70 lakh mark on October 11, the 80 lakh mark on October 29, the 90 lakh mark on November 20, and the one-crore mark on December 19.
On May4, India passed the two-crore mark, and on June23, it passed the three-crore mark.
There are 117 new deaths in Kerala and 21 in Maharashtra among the 190 new fatalities.
According to a Kerala state government release issued on Monday, 59 of the 117 deaths were recorded in the previous few days, and 58 were labelled as COVID-19 deaths after receiving appeals based on the Centre’s revised rules and the Supreme Court’s directives.
So far, 4,68,980 deaths have been reported across the country, with 1,40,962 deaths in Maharashtra, 39,955 deaths in Kerala, 38,203 deaths in Karnataka, 36,472 deaths in Tamil Nadu, 25,098 deaths in Delhi, 22,910 deaths in Uttar Pradesh, and 19,473 deaths in West Bengal.
More than 70% of deaths, according to the health ministry, were caused by comorbidities.
“Our data are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that state-by-state distribution of figures is still being verified and reconciled. PTI PLB RHL PTI PLB RHL PTI PLB RHL P