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India records 8,013 new cases of covid, the lowest daily spike in two months

According to Union health ministry figures updated on Monday, the single-day spike in coronavirus infections dipped below 10,000 after two months, with 8,013 instances bringing India’s overall tally to 4,29,24,130.

Last year, on December 28, around 9,195 persons were infected in a single day.

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The death toll has risen to 5,13,843 with 119 daily fatalities, according to figures updated at 8 a.m.

For 22 days in a row, the daily COVID-19 instances have been fewer than one lakh.

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The active cases account for 0.24 per cent of all infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has risen to 98.56 per cent, according to the health ministry.

The number of active cases has decreased to 1,02,601. In a 24-hour period, the active COVID-19 caseload was reduced by 8,871 cases, according to the report.

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According to the health ministry, the daily positivity rate is at 1.11 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate stands at 1.17 per cent.

The number of persons who have recovered from the sickness has risen to 4,23,07,686, with a case fatality rate of 1.20 per cent.

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The total number of doses provided under the countrywide COVID-19 immunisation push has surpassed 177.50 crores.

On May 4, India’s COVID-19 tally surpassed two crore cases, and on June 23, it surpassed three crore instances.

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Among the 119 additional casualties include 62 from Kerala and 17 from Karnataka.

So far, the country has reported 5,13,843 deaths, including 1,43,697 from Maharashtra, 65,223 from Kerala, 39,936 from Karnataka, 38,003 from Tamil Nadu, 26,122 from Delhi, 23,543 from Uttar Pradesh, and 21,175 from West Bengal.

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According to the health ministry, comorbidities were responsible for more than 70% of the fatalities.

According to the ministry’s website, “our data are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research.” While noting that the distribution of statistics by the state is subject to additional verification and reconciliation.

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