New Delhi, December 9: With 9,419 more people testing positive for Covid in a day, India’s infection tally rose to 3,46,66,241, while the active cases increased to 94,742, according to the Union Health Ministry’s data updated on Thursday.
The death toll climbed to 4,74,111 after 159 fresh fatalities were reported, the data updated at 8 am showed.
The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been recorded below 10,000 for 13 straight days and less than 50,000 for 165 consecutive days now.
The active cases have increased to 94,742 comprising 0.27% of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.36%, the highest since March 2020, the Health Ministry said.
An increase of 1,009 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.73%. It has been less than two per cent for the last 66 days.
The weekly positivity rate was also recorded at 0.74%. It has been below one per cent for the last 25 days, according to the ministry.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,40,97,388, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.37%.
The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 130.39 crore. (PTI)