With 2,451 new coronavirus infections recorded in a single day, India’s overall number of COVID-19 cases surged to 4,30,52,425, while active cases jumped to 14,241, according to figures provided today by the Union Health Ministry.
The death toll increased to 5,22,116 with 54 more fatalities, according to figures updated at 8 a.m.
According to the government, active cases account for 0.03 per cent of total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate is 98.75 per cent. In the last 24 hours, there has been an increase of 808 cases in the active COVID-19 caseload.
According to the ministry, the daily positivity rate was 0.55 per cent and the weekly positivity rate was 0.47 per cent.
The number of persons who have recovered from the sickness has risen to 4,25,16,068, with a 1.21 per cent case fatality rate.
The total number of doses provided in the country as part of the statewide COVID-19 immunisation effort has surpassed 187.26 crores.
Last year, the country passed the two crore mark on May 4 and the three crore mark on June 23.
There were 48 fresh deaths in Kerala, as well as one each in Delhi, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Punjab, and Uttarakhand.
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 state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.