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India records 30,773 new COVID-19 cases, 309 fresh deaths

By PTI

New Delhi: With 30,773 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a single day, the total number of COVID-19 cases in India rose to 3,34,48,163, while active cases decreased to 3, according to the Union Health Ministry data. became ,32,158. on Sunday.

The death toll rose to 4,44,838 with 309 fresh deaths, according to the data updated at 8 am.

Active cases comprise 0.99 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.68 per cent, the ministry said.

A decrease of 8,481 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in the 24-hour period.

Taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for the detection of COVID-19 in the country, 15,59,895 tests were conducted on Saturday, with 55,23,40,168 recording a daily positivity rate of 1.97 per cent.

It is less than three per cent for the last 20 days, the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.04 per cent.

According to the Health Ministry, it has been below three percent for the last 86 days.

The number of people cured of the disease rose to 3,26,71,167, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 per cent.

According to the ministry, the cumulative dose administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination campaign has exceeded 80.43 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.

309 new people include 143 people from Kerala and 80 people from Maharashtra.

A total of 4,44,838 deaths have been reported in the country so far, including 1,38,469 from Maharashtra, 37,587 from Karnataka, 35,310 from Tamil Nadu, 25,085 from Delhi, 23,439 from Kerala, 22,887 from Uttar Pradesh and 18,641 from West Bengal.

The ministry insisted that over 70 per cent of the deaths were due to co-morbidities.

“Our data is being collated with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website. State wise distribution of data is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

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