India reported 1,675 new coronavirus cases today, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,31,40,068, while the active cases increased to 14,841, according to the Union Health Ministry.
The number of Covid-related deaths reached 5,24,490 with 31 more people dying due to the virus, the data showed.
The active cases comprise 0.03 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.75 per cent, the ministry said.
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The addition to the tally on March 9 was 359, while it was 208 on Monday, the official pointed out.
Mumbai accounted for 218 of the new cases, while the lone death was reported in Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation limits in Thane district, which is part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, he said.
So far, 77,33,452 persons have been discharged post recovery, including 276 in the last 24 hours, leaving the state with 2,039 active cases.
Out of 218 new COVID-19 patients, 201 were asymptomatic, while none of the 17 who were hospitalised needed oxygen support, the official said, adding that just 48 of the 24,488 hospital beds earmarked for the pandemic are currently occupied.
The recovery count increased by 158 in the last 24 hours to touch 10,42,280, taking the active caseload in the city to 1,430, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation official said.
All the three cases were reported from Jammu district, the officials added.
There are 57 active cases in the union territory, while the number of recoveries has reached 4,49,398, they said.
The COVID-19 death toll in the union territory stands at 4,752 as no fresh fatality was reported in the last 24 hours.
The union territory continued to record zero fatalities as the cumulative death toll remained at 1,962.
The seven new infections were detected at the end of the testing of 1,519 samples in the last 24 hours ending 10 AM on Tuesday, Director of Health G Sriramulu in a release here.
Madhya Pradesh's Indore city has reported a COVID-19 casualty after nearly six months, with the death of an 80-year-old woman at a private hospital, a health official said today.
The woman, who had taken both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, was suffering from heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes since a long time, he said.
After nearly six months, a patient succumbed to COVID-19 infection at a private hospital in the city on Monday, chief medical and health officer (CMHO) Dr BS Saitya said.
The woman was suffering from heart disease and high blood pressure for a long time and when her condition deteriorated, she was admitted to a hospital where she tested positive for coronavirus, he said.
Though the woman had taken both doses of the vaccine, doctors were unable to save her during treatment, the CMHO said.
Indore was the most affected city in the state due to COVID-19, but now infections have come down drastically.
As per official data, five new cases were reported in the city in the last 24 hours, taking the tally of infections to 2,07,973, including 1,462 fatalities.
India's Covid vaccination coverage exceeded 192.52 (1,92,52,70,955) crores on Tuesday as per provisional reports by 7 pm, informed the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Covid vaccination for the age group 12-14 years was started on March 16, 2022. So far, more than 3.30 Cr (3,30,30,574) adolescents have been administered with the first dose and 1,45,07,116 with the second dose of Covid vaccine.
According to the Ministry, of the total doses administered so far to the health care workers (HLW's), 1,04,06,595 have received the first dose, 1,00,35,344 have received the second vaccine dose and 51,36,312 have been administered the precaution dose.
Also, 1,84,18,391 frontline workers were administered the first dose, 1,75,75,713 with the second dose and 84,59,229 with the precaution doses.
A total of 55,69,01,963 vaccine doses were administered as the first dose, 48,77,63,523 vaccine doses were given as the second dose and 6,29,188 precaution doses as in the age group 18-44 years.
Similarly, for the age group of 45-59 years, 20,32,04,546 have received the first dose, 19,03,33,465 have received the second dose and 12,13,929 have been administered the precaution doses whereas, 12,70,59,147 vaccine doses were administered as the first dose, 11,86,75,559 as second and 1,77,09,427 as precaution doses to the people over 60 years.
In the age group 15-18 years, 5,92,29,834 doses have been administered as the first dose and 4,49,81,100 doses as the second dose.
Meanwhile, India reported 1,675 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, informed the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday.
With the addition of fresh cases, India's active cases stand at 14,841. The daily positivity rate of the country is 0.41 per cent.
A total of 1,635 people recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 4,26,00,737.
The country also reported 31 COVID-related fatalities, increasing the total reported death count to 5,24,490.
With the addition of 21 new COVID-19 cases, the infection count in Maharashtra's Thane district has gone up to 7,09,575, an official said today.
These new cases were reported on Monday, he said.
The number of deaths in the district remained unchanged at 11,895 and the COVID-19 mortality rate stood at 1.67 per cent, he said.
In neighbouring Palghar district, the COVID-19 case count stood at 1,63,612 and the fatality toll at 3,407, another official said.
India records 1,675 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours
Number of Covid-related deaths in last 24 hours: 31
India's active Covid caseload currently stands at 14,841
192.52 crore Covid vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive
Active cases stand at 0.03%
Recovery rate currently at 98.75%
1,635 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases the total recoveries to 4,26,00,737
Daily positivity rate (0.41%)
Weekly positivity rate (0.49%)
84.74 crore total tests conducted so far; 4,07,626 tests conducted in the last 24 hours