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India reports 67,597 new Covid cases, 1,188 deaths

New Delhi, February 8: India saw a single-day rise of 67,597 new coronavirus infections that rose its tally to 4,23,39,611, while the active cases fell below 10 lakh after around 27 days, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.
The death toll has climbed to 5,04,062 with 1,188 fresh fatalities, data updated by the ministry at 8 am stated.
The active Covid cases have declined to 9,94,891, comprising 2.35% of the total infections. The national recovery rate improved to 96.46%, the ministry said.
There was a reduction of 1,14,047 cases in the active COVID-19 case count in a span of 24 hours, as per the data.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 5.02% while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 8.30%, it said.
The number of people who have recuperated from Covid surged to 4,08,40,658, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19%, the data showed.
The cumulative vaccine doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 inoculation drive have exceeded 170.21 crore, it stated. (PTI)

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