New Delhi: Covid cases in India continue to surge as the country registered 2,897 coronavirus infections on Tuesday, taking the country’s overall tally of cases to 4,31,10,586. However, the active cases have decreased to 19,494, according to the Union Health ministry as recoveries in the last 24 hours outnumbered the new infections. The country recorded a spike in fatalities as 54 people succumbed to the deadly virus taking the death toll to 5,24,157 with 54 fatalities
The active cases comprise 0.05 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 98.74 per cent. The data showed that a decrease of 143 cases has been recorded in the active caseload in a span of 24 hours.
According to the health ministry, the daily positivity rate has been recorded at 0.61 percent and the weekly positivity rate at 0.74 percent.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has increased to 4,25,66,935, while the case fatality rate has surged to 1.22 per cent.
The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 190.67 crore, the ministry said.
The 54 new fatalities include 48 from Kerala, two from Maharashtra, and one each from Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh. With the addition of new fatalities, the death toll in the country now stands at 5,24,157.
Maharashtra on Tuesday reported 223 COVID-19 cases and two deaths, taking the overall tally to 78,79,622 and the toll to 1,47,849, according to a PTI report. The addition to thetally was a steep rise from the 121 cases recorded in the state on Monday, which incidentally was covered by Mumbai alone that saw 122 infections during the day, he pointed out.
The twin coronavirus-linked deaths took place in Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation limits, part of Thane district which falls in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, and in Satara, western Maharashtra, he said.
So far, 77,30,370 persons have been discharged post-recovery, including 161 in the last 24 hours, leaving the state with 1,403 active cases, he said.
State health department data showed Jalgaon, Nandurbar, Latur, Osmanabad, Akola, Yavatmal, Bhandara, Gondia, and Gadchiroli districts had no active cases as on Tuesday
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