As per data published today by the Union Health Ministry, India recorded 3,205 new coronavirus infections in a single day, bringing the total number of active cases to 19,509 and the total number of coronavirus infections to 4,30,88,118.
The statistics, which were issued at 8 a.m., also revealed that 31 fatalities – 29 of them in Kerala alone – were reported in a 24-hour period, bringing the total number of deaths to 5,23,920.
As per the ministry, the daily positive rate was 0.98 percent, while the weekly number was 0.76 percent.
The active COVID-19 caseload has increased by 372 cases, and it currently stands at 19,509.
The number of persons who have recovered from the sickness has risen to 4,25,44,689, 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 189.48 crores.
On August 7, 2020, India’s COVID-19 tally surpassed the 20-lakh mark, and on December 19, it surpassed the one-crore mark. It reached the dreadful two-crore mark on May 4 and the three-crore mark on June 23.
So far, the country has reported 5,23,920 deaths, including 1,47,845 in Maharashtra, 69,112 in Kerala, 40,102 in Karnataka, 38,025 in Tamil Nadu, 26,176 in Delhi, 23,508 in Uttar Pradesh, and 21,202 in West Bengal.
The Health Ministry emphasised that co-morbidities were responsible for more than 70% of the deaths.