India Reports 1,997 New Covid Cases In 24 Hours, 9 Deaths

Covid update: The nine deaths, which include three deaths reconciled by Kerala, took the death count to 5,28,754.

India Reports 1,997 New Covid Cases In 24 Hours, 9 Deaths

Covid update: Active cases declined to30,362. (File)

New Delhi:

India logged 1,997 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,46,06,460, while the active cases declined to 30,362, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday. The death count climbed to 5,28,754 with nine fatalities which includes three deaths reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases comprise 0.07 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate increased to 98.75 per cent, the ministry said. A decline of 1,920 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.94 per cent and the weekly positivity rate at 1.34 per cent, according to the ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,40,47,344, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 per cent. 

According to the ministry,  218.88 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive. 

The six new fatalities reported in the last 24 hours include two from Chhattisgarh and one each from Kerala, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and West Bengal.

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