COVID-19 update: India records 34,457 new cases, 375 deaths in 24 hours

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    A one-day spike of 34,457 COVID-19 cases saw India’s number rise to 3,23,93,286 on Saturday, while the number of active cases fell to 3,61,340, the lowest in 151 days, according to the Union Department of Health.

    India has reported fewer than 50,000 daily cases for 55 consecutive days.

    The death toll rose to 4,339,964, with 375 new fatalities, according to data updated at 8 a.m.

    The 3,61,340 active cases account for 1.12 percent of total infections, the lowest level since March last year. The national COVID-19 recovery rate is 97.54 percent, the highest since March last year, the ministry said.

    In the active case number, a reduction of 2,265 cases was recorded within 24 hours.

    The daily positivity rate is 2 percent. In the past 26 days, it was less than 3 percent, according to the ministry.

    The weekly positivity rate is 1.98 percent. In the past 57 days, it was below 3 percent, the ministry said.

    Up to 17.21.205 COVID-19 tests were conducted on Friday, bringing the total number of tests conducted in the country to date to 50.45.76.158.

    The number of people who have recovered from the disease has risen to 3/5/97,982 while the death rate is 1.34 percent.

    So far, 57.61 billion Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered as part of the nationwide vaccination campaign.

    India’s COVID-19 count exceeded 20 lakh on August 7th last year, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, and 50 lakh on September 16. It exceeded 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20, and exceeded the one million mark on December 19.

    India’s case numbers passed the dire $ 2 million milestone on May 4th and $ 3 million on June 23.

    Of the 375 new fatalities, 105 are from Maharashtra and 99 from Kerala.

    Of the 4,33,964 deaths reported in the country to date, 1,35,672 came from Maharashtra, 37,105 from Karnataka, 34,663 from Tamil Nadu, 25,079 from Delhi, 22,791 from Uttar Pradesh, 19,345 from Kerala and 18,346 from West Bengal.

    The Ministry of Health emphasized that more than 70 percent of deaths were due to comorbidities.

    “Our numbers are cross-checked with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the department said on its website, adding that the state distribution of the numbers is subject to further review and approval.

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