According to Union Health Ministry data published on Monday, India’s Covid case positive rate surpassed 1% for the first time in over two months, as the country saw a single-day increase of 3,157 infections and 26 fatalities.
The increase recorded on Monday brought the country’s total Covid tally to 4,30,82,345 cases and 5,23,869 fatalities, according to the statistics.
The number of active cases increased by 408 in a 24-hour period to 19,500, according to figures updated at 8 a.m.
The daily positive rate has risen to 1.07 percent, surpassing one percent for the first time in two months, according to the ministry. On February 27, it stood at 1.11 percent.
According to the health ministry, the weekly rate was 0.70 percent.
With the addition of 26 more fatalities, the death toll has risen to 5,23,869 people.
The active cases account for 0.05 percent of total infections, while the country’s COVID-19 recovery rate is 98.74 percent, according to the health ministry.
The number of persons who have recovered from the sickness has risen to 4,25,38,976, with a case fatality rate of 1.22 percent.
The total number of doses provided in the country as part of the statewide COVID-19 immunisation effort has surpassed 189.23 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.
On December 19, it crossed the one-crore threshold.
On May 4, India passed the two-crore mark, and on June 23, it passed the three-crore mark.