According to data released today by the Union Health Ministry, India registered 3,275 new coronavirus infections in a single day, bringing the total number of active cases to 19,719 and the total number of coronavirus infections to 4,30,91,393.
The statistics, which were issued at 8 a.m., also revealed that 55 fatalities – 52 of them in Kerala alone – were reported in a 24-hour period, bringing the total number of deaths to 5,23,975.
The daily positive rate was 0.77 percent, while the weekly number was 0.78 percent, according to the government.
The active COVID-19 caseload has increased by 210 cases, and it currently stands at 19,719.
The number of persons who have recovered from the sickness has risen to 4,25,47,699, 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 189.63 crores.
On August 7, 2020, India’s COVID-19 tally topped the 20-lakh milestone, and on December 19, it surpassed the one-crore level. It reached the dreadful two-crore mark on May 4 last year, and three crores on June 23 last year.
So far, the country has reported 5,23,975 deaths, including 1,47,845 in Maharashtra, 69,164 in Kerala, 40,102 in Karnataka, 38,025 in Tamil Nadu, 26,177 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.