India Logs 2,568 New COVID-19 Infections

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  • The number of deaths climbed to 5,23,889 with 20 fresh fatalities.
  • The active cases comprise 0.04 per cent of the total infections.
  • Cumulative doses administered in the country has exceeded 189.23 crore.

New Delhi: India logged 2,568 new coronavirus infections in a day taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,30,84,913, while active cases dipped to 19,137, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday. The death toll climbed to 5,23,889 with 20 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases comprise 0.04 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded as 98.74 per cent, the ministry said. A decrease of 363 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The daily positivity rate was recorded as 0.61 per cent and the weekly positivity rate as 0.71 per cent, according to the ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,25,41,887, while the case fatality rate was 1.22 per cent. The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive have exceeded 189.23 crores.

20 new fatalities include 15 from Kerala, three from Punjab and one each from Maharashtra and Mizoram. “Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that the state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

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