- India records 11,919 new cases of COVID-19 and 470 deaths in last 24 hrs
- For 41 days straight India has reported less than 20,000 cases of Coronavirus
- 3,38,85,132 people have recovered from the deadly virus in India while the mortality rate was recorded at 1.35%
On Thursday, the tally for total cases of COVID-19 in India rose to 34,47,85,517 as 11,919 fresh cases were reported in the last 24 hours. Additionally, the active cases increased to 1,28,762, which happens to be the lowest, as per the Union Health Ministry’s data.
Having said this, the death toll, in India, surged to 4,64,623 after 470 more fatalities were reported in the last 24 hours, the data updated at 8 AM showed.
The silver lining, in such hard times, comes as the fact that it was the 41st straight day where less than 20,000 cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the country, 144th consecutive day if we see for under 50,000 daily cases of Coronavirus.
The recovery rate in India for COVID-19 was recorded at 98.28%, which stands highest since March 2020, said the Union Health Ministry.
Though the country saw an increase of 207 cases in the active caseload of the deadly virus in the span of 24 hours, the daily recoveries climbed north to 11,242.
The daily positivity rate, in India, was recorded at 0.97% and has been under 2% for the last 45 days. The weekly positivity rate was also recorded at 0.96% which has stayed below 2% for the last 54 days, as per the data from the ministry.
The number of people who recovered from the Coronavirus also climbed to 3,38,85,132, while the fatality rate was recorded at 1.35%.
The majority of the 470 fatalities in the last 24 hours came from 2 states, Kerala (388) and Maharashtra (32).
Other states are as follows:
- Tamil Nadu reported 13 deaths in a day
- West Bengal and Karnataka reported 8 each
- Assam reported 5
- Andhra Pradesh reported 3 deaths
- Punjab, Odisha, Manipur, Jammu & Kashmir, and Chhattisgarh reported 2 each
- Himachal Pradesh, Puducherry, and Telangana reported 1 each
The Health Ministry stressed that over 70% of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities. The medical definition of Comorbidities is when a person has more than one underlying health-related condition present in them at once.
The total tally of COVID-19 cases in India crossed the 20-lakh mark on 7th August last year, it rose to 30 lakh on the 23rd of August, 40 lakh on 5th September and 50 lakh on September 16th.
On 28th September, India’s total COVID-19 cases crossed 60 lakh. On 11th October it crossed 70 lakh, on 29th October it crossed 80 lakh, 90 lakh on November 20, and crossed the 1 crore-mark on the 19th of December.
On 4th of May this year, India crossed the 2-crore mark of COVID-19 cases and on the 23rd of June, it crossed the 3 crore mark.
So far, under the nationwide vaccination drive, 114.46 crore doses have already been administered out of which 75,75,49,626 doses were administered as the first dose while 38,62,12,072 doses were administered as the second dose.