India Covid 19 Cases: Active Covid-19 cases in country rise to 19,719

India recorded 3,275 new coronavirus infections in a day, taking the number of active cases to 19,719 and the overall tally to 4,30,91,393, according to data updated by the Union Health Ministry on Thursday. The data, released at 8 am, also showed that 55 deaths – 52 of which are from Kerala alone – were recorded in a span of 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 5,23,975.

Active cases account for 0.05 per cent of the total infections, the health ministry said, adding the country’s COVID-19 recovery rate is 98.74 per cent.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.77 per cent, while the weekly figure was recorded at 0.78 per cent, the ministry said.

An increase of 210 cases has been registered in the active COVID-19 caseload which now stands at 19,719.

The number of people recovering from the disease rose to 4,25,47,699, while the death rate was recorded at 1.22 per cent.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign have exceeded 189.63 crores.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20 lakh mark on August 7, 2020, and crossed the one crore mark on December 19. It crossed the grim milestone of 20 million on May 4 and 30 million on June 23 last year.

The data shows that 52 new people have died from Kerala and 31 from Haryana, Rajasthan and Delhi.

A total of 5,23,975 deaths have been reported in the country so far, including 1,47,845 from Maharashtra, 69,164 from Kerala, 40,102 from Karnataka, 38,025 from Tamil Nadu, 26,177 from Delhi, 23,508 from Uttar Pradesh and 21,202 from West Bengal.

The ministry stressed that over 70 per cent of the deaths were due to co-morbidities.

“Our data is being collated with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website.

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