COVID-19: Active Cases in India Crosses One Lakh Mark with 18,819 Fresh Cases

India on Thursday recorded over 18,000 COVID-19 cases after a gap of 130 days, taking the tally to 4,34,52,164, according to the data updated by the Union Health Ministry
COVID-19: Active Cases in India Crosses One Lakh Mark
COVID-19: Active Cases in India Crosses One Lakh Mark

India on Thursday recorded over 18,000 COVID-19 cases after a gap of 130 days, taking the tally to 4,34,52,164, according to the data updated by the Union Health Ministry.

The active cases crossed the one-lakh mark again after 122 days.

According to the health ministry data, a total of 18,819 fresh cases in a span of 24 hours while the death toll climbed to 5,25,116 with 39 new fatalities.

The active cases increased to 1,04,555 comprising 0.24 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.55 per cent, the ministry said.

An increase of 4,953 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

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The daily positivity rate was recorded at 4.16 per cent and the weekly positivity rate at 3.72 per cent, according to the ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,28,22,493, while the case fatality rate was 1.21 per cent.

According to the ministry, 197.61 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive.

The country crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23 last year. It crossed four crore on January 25 this year.

The 39 new fatalities include 17 from Kerala, seven from Maharashtra, four from Uttar Pradesh, three from Punjab, two each from Haryana, Karnataka and West Bengal and one each from Delhi and Sikkim.

A total of 5,25,116 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,47,922 from Maharashtra, 69,993 from Kerala, 40,117 from Karnataka, 38,026 from Tamil Nadu, 26,261 from Delhi, 23,538 from Uttar Pradesh and 21,218 from West Bengal.

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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