India Adds 4,041 Fresh Infections in a Single Day

Story Highlights
  • India records sudden uptick in active cases.
  • Maharashtra- a major contributor in the rise.
  • Daily positivity rate rises to 0.95 per cent.

New Delhi: India recorded 4,041 fresh infections in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 4,31,68,585.The number of active cases rose to 21,177 accounting for 0.05 per cent of the total number of cases.

The active cases recorded a rise of 1,668 in the last 24 hours. The daily positivity rate stood at 0.95 per cent. However, the mortality rate stood at 1.22 per cent recorded 10 fatalities taking the cumulative death toll to 5,24,651.

The recovery rate at 98.74 per cent accounted for 2,363 recuperations in the last 24 hours taking the total recoveries to 4,26,22,757.

Maharashtra on Thursday recorded 1,045 new coronavirus infections and one death, taking the active tally to 4,559. The state’s caseload stands at 78,89,212, and death count is 1,47,861.Speaking at the state COVID-19 task force meeting amid a rise in the number of cases over the past few days, Thackeray said the government will keep a watch over the situation for a fortnight.

With the administration of 12.05 lakh vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 193.83 crore according to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

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