India Logs 7,584 Covid Cases, 24 More Deaths in a Day

The total number of COVID-19 cases in India increased by 7,584 in one day to 432,05106 while the number of active cases rose to 36,267, according to the updated Federal Ministry of Health data on Friday.

The death toll rose to 5,24,747 with 24 more deaths, the updated data said at 8 a.m.

The Ministry of Health said the tally of active cases increased by 3,769 and now constitute 0.08 percent of the total infections, while the national recovery rate from COVID-19 was recorded at 98.70 percent.

The daily positivity rate recorded 2.26 percent, while the weekly positive rate recorded 1.50 percent. The number of people recovering from the disease rose to 4,26,44,092, while the case fatality rate was 1.21%.

The total number of Covid vaccine doses given in the country so far has exceeded Rs 194.76 crore.

The death toll of COVID-19 in India crossed the mark of 20 lakh on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It exceeded 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11. , crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and crossed the one crore mark on December 19.

India passed the grim stage of Rs 2 crore on May 4, 2021 and Rs 3 crore on June 23.

The 24 new deaths include 17 from Kerala, two each from Delhi and Rajasthan and one each from Maharashtra, Sikkim and Uttar Pradesh. A total of 5,24,747 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 1,47,867 in Maharashtra, 69,824 in Kerala, 40,108 in Karnataka, and 38,025 in Tamil Nadu. , 26,216 in Delhi, 23,524 in Uttar Pradesh and 21,205 in West Bengal.

The Ministry of Health stressed that more than 70 percent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities. “Our numbers are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that the government’s distribution of numbers is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

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