New Delhi: India on Thursday reported 1,225 new coronavirus infections, 1,594 recoveries and 28 deaths in 24 hours.
According to the Union health ministry data, India’s infection tally rose to 4,30,24,440, while the active cases dipped to 14,307.
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The ministry data updated at 8 am showed that the total recoveries were at 4,24,89,004 while the death toll climbed to 5,21,129.
The active cases comprise 0.03 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate remained at 98.76 per cent.
A reduction of 397 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The country’s daily Covid positivity rate was reported to be at 0.20 per cent and the weekly positivity rate at 0.23 per cent.
Meanwhile, a total of 78.91 crore Covid tests have been conducted so far, with 6,07,987 tests conducted in the last 24 hours.
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA)
According to the health ministry, the 28 new fatalities include 21 from Kerala.
Of the 21 deaths, one was reported in the last 24 hours, 3 were those which occurred in the last few days but were not recorded due to late receipt of documents and 17 were designated as COVID-19 deaths after receiving appeals based on the new guidelines of the Centre and the directions of the Supreme Court, the Kerala government stated on Wednesday.
Notably, a total of 5,21,129 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 1,47,782 from Maharashtra, 67,865 from Kerala, 40,053 from Karnataka, 38,025 from Tamil Nadu, 26,152 from Delhi, 23,495 from Uttar Pradesh and 21,197 from West Bengal.
As per the health ministry, 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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