India Records 1,761 Fresh COVID-19 Cases; Lowest Daily Rise In 2 Years
- The active cases comprise 0.06 per cent of the total infections.
- COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country exceeded 181.21 crore.
- The death toll climbed to 5,16,479 with 127 fresh fatalities.
New Delhi: India’s COVID-19 tally increased to 4,30,06,080 on Sunday with 1,761 fresh infections which are the lowest since April 2020, while the active cases declined further to 26,240, according to Union health ministry data. The death toll due to the viral disease climbed to 5,16,479 with 127 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated. The active cases comprise 0.06 per cent of the total infections.
The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.74 per cent, the health ministry said. A reduction of 1,562 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.41 per cent and the weekly positivity rate stood at 0.41 per cent, the ministry said. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,24,65,122. The case fatality rate was recorded at 1.20 per cent, it added.
The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive have exceeded 181.21 crores. The last 24 hours saw a total of 4,31,973 COVID-19 tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over 78.26 crore tests, it said.
Meanwhile, witnessing a surge in Covid-19 cases, China on Saturday reported 2,157 locally transmitted Covid-19 cases, the National Health Commission said on Saturday. Of the new local infections, 1,674 were reported in the province of Jilin, 199 in Fujian, 69 in Liaoning, 47 in Guangdong, and 42 in Shandong respectively.