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In 24 hours, India had 796 new COVID-19 cases and 19 deaths: Centre

As per data released today by the Union Health Ministry, India registered 796 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 4,30,36,928, while active cases fell to 10,889.

The death toll increased to 5,21,710 with 19 more fatalities, according to figures updated at 8 a.m.

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According to the ministry, active cases account for 0.03 per cent of total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate remains at 98.76 per cent.

In the last 24 hours, the active COVID-19 caseload has been reduced by 169 cases.

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According to the ministry, the daily positivity rate was 0.20 per cent and the weekly positivity rate was 0.24 per cent. The number of persons who have recovered from the sickness has risen to 4,25,04,329, with a case fatality rate of 1.21 per cent.

The total number of doses provided in the country as part of the statewide COVID-19 immunisation effort has surpassed 85.90 crores. On August 7, 2020, India’s COVID-19 tally surpassed 20 lakh, followed by 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, and 50 lakh on September 16.

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Last year, the country passed the two crore mark on May 4 and the three crore mark on June 23.

“Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that the state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

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