India records 18,870 fresh cases of Covid, active case count most affordable in 194 days


New Delhi: The everyday rise in coronavirus infections remained below 20,000 for the second consecutive day with 18,870 fresh cases recorded in a single day, while the active cases decreased to 2,82,520, the most affordable in 194 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data upgraded on Wednesday.

With the fresh cases, India’s tally of COVID-19 cases increased to 3,37,16,451.

The death toll climbed to 4,47,751 with 378 fresh fatalities, according to the data upgraded at 8 am.

The active cases make up 0.84 per cent of the total infections, the lowest considering that March 2020, while the nationwide COVID-19 recovery rate was tape-recorded at 97.83 percent, the greatest considering that March 2020, the ministry stated.

A decrease of 9,686 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a period of 24 hr.

As lots of as 15,04,713 tests were performed on Tuesday taking the overall cumulative tests carried out so far for detection of COVID-19 in the nation to 56,74,50,185.

The daily positivity rate was tape-recorded at 1.25 per cent. It has actually been less than three per cent for last 1 month. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 1.82 per cent. It has been listed below 3 per cent for the last 96 days, according to the ministry.

The number of individuals who have actually recovered from the disease rose to 3,29,86,180, while the case casualty rate was taped at 1.33 percent.

The cumulative dosages administered in the nation up until now under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has actually exceeded 87.66 crore.

India’s COVID-19 tally 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 passed by 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 2 crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23.

The 378 new casualties include 149 from Kerala, 64 from Haryana and 60 from Maharashtra.

An overall of 4,47,751 deaths have been reported so far in the nation consisting of 1,38,962 from Maharashtra, 37,763 from Karnataka, 35,526 from Tamil Nadu, 25,087 from Delhi, 24,810 from Kerala, 22,891 from Uttar Pradesh and 18,764 from West Bengal.

The ministry stressed that more than 70 percent of the deaths took place due to comorbidities.

“Our figures are being fixed up with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry stated on its website, including that state-wise circulation of figures is subject to more verification and reconciliation.

Released at Tue, 28 Sep 2021 23:34:33 -0500