SRINAGAR: With 41,506 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 3,08,37,222, while the active cases declined to 4,54,118, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday. The toll has climbed to 4,08,040 with 895 fresh fatalities.
The active cases comprise 1.47 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has increased to 97.20 percent, the data updated at 8 am showed A decrease of 915 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
As many as 18,43,500 tests were conducted on Saturday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 43,08,85,470.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.25 percent. It has been less than three percent for 20 consecutive days, the ministry said, adding the weekly positivity rate has declined to 2.32 percent.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,99,75,064 and the case fatality rate stands at 1.32 percent, the data stated.
Cumulative number of vaccine doses administered so far has reached 37.60 crore under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive.
India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on 7 August, 30 lakh on 23 August, 40 lakh on 5 September and 50 lakh on 16 September.It went past 60 lakh on 28 September, 70 lakh on 11 October , crossed 80 lakh on 29 October, 90 lakh on 20 November and surpassed the one-crore mark on 19 December. India crossed the grim milestone of two crore on 4 May and three crore on 23 June.
The 895 new fatalities include 494 from Maharashtra and 109 from Kerala.
A total of 4,08,040 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,25, 528 from Maharashtra, 35,779 from Karnataka, 33,371 from Tamil Nadu, 25,012 from Delhi, 22,693 from Uttar Pradesh, 17,903 from West Bengal and 16,177 from Punjab.
The ministry stressed 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 website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.