Thursday, September 23, 2021

India records 27,254 COVID-19 cases, 219 deaths

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New Delhi, September 13: India saw a single-day rise of 27,254 new COVID-19 cases, taking the infection tally in the country to 3,32,64,175, while the count of active cases declined to 3,74,269, according to Union Health Ministry data on Monday.

The death toll due to the disease has climbed to 4,42,874, with 219 daily fatalities being recorded, the data updated at 8 am showed.
The count of daily new cases has remained below 50,000 for 78 consecutive days now, according to the ministry.
The tally of active cases has declined to 3,74,269, which comprises 1.13% of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.54%, the ministry said.
A reduction of 10,652 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
Also, 12,08,247 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the country on Sunday, taking the total of such examinations to 54,30,14,076.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.26%. This has been below three per cent for the last 14 days, and below five per cent for 97 consecutive days now, the ministry said.
The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.11%. The figure has been below three per cent for the last 80 days, according to the Health Ministry.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has surged to 3,24,47,032, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33%.

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive has reached 74.38 crore, according to the ministry. (PTI)