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12,428 new COVID-19 cases in India; Lowest increase in daily infections in 238 days

By PTI

New Delhi: India witnessed an increase of 12,428 new COVID-19 cases in a day, the lowest in 238 days, while active cases declined to 1, according to the Union Health Ministry’s updated data on Tuesday. 63,816 are left.

With the fresh cases, the total number rose to 3,42,02,202, while the death toll rose to 4,55,068 with 356 fresh fatalities, as per the data updated at 8 am.

The daily increase in new coronavirus infections has been below 30,000 for 31 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 120 consecutive days.

The ministry said active cases comprise 0.49 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 98.18 per cent, the highest since March 2020.

A decrease of 3,879 cases has been recorded in the total active number of COVID-19 cases in the 24-hour period.

In addition, 11,31,826 tests were conducted on Monday, taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for the detection of COVID-19 in the country to 60,19,01,543.

According to the ministry, the daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.10 per cent and the weekly positivity rate was also recorded at 1.24 per cent.

The number of people recovering from the disease increased to 3,35,83,318, while the death rate was recorded at 1.33 percent.

The cumulative dose administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign has exceeded 102.94 crore.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20 lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on 23 August, 40 lakh on 5 September and 50 lakh on 16 September.

It crossed 60 lakhs on 28th September, 70 lakhs on 11th October, 80 lakhs on 29th October, 90 lakhs on 20th November and one crore on 19th December.

India crossed the grim milestone of 20 million on 4 May and 30 million on 23 June.

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