India logs 29,616 new COVID-19 cases, 290 fatalities


< img src =""class ="ff-og-image-inserted"> New Delhi: India logged 29,616 brand-new coronavirus infections, taking the overall tally of cases to 3,36,24,419, while the active cases increased by 1,280 to reach 3,01,442, according to Union Health Ministry information upgraded Saturday.

The death toll reached 4,46,658 with 290 fresh casualties, the data updated at 8 am revealed.

The active cases now constitute 0.90 per cent of the overall infections, while the across the country COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.78 per cent, the greatest considering that March 2020, the ministry stated.

A boost of 1,280 cases has actually been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours, it stated.

The day-to-day positivity rate was taped at 1.86 percent, while the weekly positivity rate was 1.99 per cent. The latter has been listed below 3 per cent for the last 92 days, it said.

India’s tally of cases had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16.

It went previous 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and went beyond the one-crore mark on December 19.

India crossed the grim milestone of two crore cases on Might 4 and 3 crore on June 23.

The variety of individuals who have actually recovered from the disease rose to 3,28,76,319 and the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 percent.

On the shot front, the cumulative dosages administered in the country so far under the across the country vaccination drive has gone beyond 84.89 crore.

As lots of as 15,92,421 tests were carried out on Friday, taking the total cumulative tests carried out up until now for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 56,16,61,383.

The 290 new deaths include 127 from Kerala, 51 from Maharashtra and 27 from Tamil Nadu.

A total of 4,46,658 deaths have been reported so far in the nation consisting of 1,38,776 from Maharashtra, 37,706 From Karnataka, 35,454 from Tamil Nadu, 25,085 from Delhi, 24,318 from Kerala, 22,890 from Uttar Pradesh and 18,716 from West Bengal.

The ministry worried that more than 70 percent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

“Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its site, adding that the state-wise distribution of figures undergoes more verification and reconciliation.

Published at Sat, 25 Sep 2021 00:02:20 -0500