India logs 22,270 fresh COVID-19 cases, 325 more deaths

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New Delhi, February 19: India’s COVID-19 tally climbed to 4,28,02,505 on Saturday as 22,270 more people tested positive for the viral disease, while the active cases came down to 2,53,739, according to Union health ministry data.
The death toll reached 5,11,230 with 325 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.
Daily COVID-19 cases have remained below one lakh for 13 consecutive days now.
The active cases comprise 0.59% of the total infections. The national COVID-19 recovery rate has further improved to 98.21%, the ministry said.
A reduction of 38,353 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.80%, while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.50%, the ministry said.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,20,37,536. The case fatality rate stood at 1.19%, it said.
The cumulative number of doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 175.03 crore.
India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19.
India crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4, 2021, and three crore on June 23. (PTI)