Active Covid cases in country decline to 94,047

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New Delhi, Aug 25 (PTI) India logged 10,725 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of cases to 4,43,78,920, while the active cases declined to 94,047, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.

The death toll climbed to 5,27,488 with 36 fatalities which include five deaths reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases comprise 0.21 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has increased to 98.60 percent, the ministry said.

A decline of 2,395 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.73 percent and the weekly positivity rate at 3.20 percent, according to the ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,37,57,385, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 percent.

According to the ministry, 210.82 crore doses of the Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20, and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19.

The country crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23 last year. It crossed the four-crore mark on January 25 this year.

The 31 new fatalities include six from Delhi, five from Maharashtra, three each from Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal, and two each from Haryana, Odisha, and Punjab, and one each from Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, and Uttarakhand.


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Source: PTI