India Logs 20,408 Fresh COVID Cases, 44 Deaths: Govt

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  • Daily positivity rate stood over 5 per cent
  • Active caseload stood at 1.43 lakh.
  • Union ministry releases detailed death toll data.

New Delhi: India recorded 20,408 fresh infections in the past 24 hours. The recovery rate at 98.48 per cent accounted for 20,958 recuperations in the last 24 hours taking the total recoveries to 4,33,30,442. The daily positivity rate stood at 5.05 per cent.

The number of active cases stood at 1,43,384 accounting for 0.33 per cent of the total number of cases. The active cases reported a drop of 604 in the last 24 hours. However, the mortality rate stood at 1.20 per cent recorded 44 fatalities taking the cumulative death toll to 5,26,312.

The 44 new fatalities include six each from Maharashtra and West Bengal, four each from Haryana and Karnataka, three each from Gujarat, Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh, two each from Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir, and Madhya Pradesh and one each from Chandigarh, Delhi, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Odisha and Sikkim.

A total of 5,26,312 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,48,097 from Maharashtra, 70,451 from Kerala, 40,143 from Karnataka, 38,032 from Tamil Nadu, 26,308 from Delhi, 23,565 from Uttar Pradesh and 21,352 from West Bengal.

With the administration of 33,87,173 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 203.94 crore according to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

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