Corona: India Records 5,554 New Cases, 18 Deaths
New Delhi: India records 5,554 new coronavirus cases along with 18 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The death toll climbed to 5,28,139 with 18 fresh fatalities, which included two deaths reconciled by Kerala, data updated by the ministry at 8 am stated.
The active cases comprise 0.11 percent of the total infections.
The national COVID-19 recovery rate has increased to 98.70 percent, the health ministry said.
A decline of 786 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 case count in a span of 24 hours, it said.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.47 percent and the weekly positivity rate at 1.80 percent, the ministry said.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,39,13,294, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 percent, it said.
According to the ministry, 214.77 crore vaccine doses have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 inoculation drive.
India’s COVID-19 tally 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, 2020.
The country crossed the grim milestone of two crore cases on May 4, three crore cases on June 23, 2021, and four crore cases on January 25 this year.
The 16 new fatalities included four each from Delhi and Maharashtra and two from Haryana.
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