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India records 949 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, with 6 deaths

According to data released today by the Union Health Ministry, India recorded 949 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 4,30,39,972, with 11,191 active cases.

The death toll increased to 5,21,743 with six more fatalities, according to figures updated at 8 a.m.


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, there has been an increase of 133 cases in the active COVID-19 caseload.


According to the government, the daily positivity rate was 0.26 per cent and the weekly positivity rate was 0.25 per cent.

The number of persons who have recovered from the sickness has risen to 4,25,07,038, 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 186.30 crores.

So far, the country has reported 5,21,743 deaths, including 1,47,826 in Maharashtra, 68,402 in Kerala, 40,057 in Karnataka, 38,025 in Tamil Nadu, 26,158 in Delhi, 23,499 in Uttar Pradesh, and 21,200 in West Bengal.


The government emphasised that comorbidities were responsible for more than 70% of the fatalities.

“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.