India Logs 2,897 New COVID Cases; 54 Fatalities

New Delhi: With 2,897 new coronavirus infections reported in a day, India’s tally of active cases reached 19,494, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday. The death toll climbed to 5,24,157 with 54 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated. The active cases comprise 0.05 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was 98.74 per cent, the ministry said.

The daily positivity rate was recorded as 0.47 per cent and the weekly positivity rate as 0.79 per cent, according to the ministry. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,25,66,935, 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 now reached 1,90,67,50,631.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7th, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23rd, 40 lakh on September 5th and 50 lakh on September 16th. It went past 60 lakh on September 28th, 70 lakh on October 11th, crossed 80 lakh on October 29th, 90 lakh on November 20th and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19th. The country crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4th and three crore on June 23rd last year.

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