Coronavirus | India logs 3,33, 533 new COVID 19 infections

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Coronavirus | India logs 3,33, 533 new COVID 19 infections

India logged 3,33, 533 new coronaviruses infections, taking the total COVID 19 cases to 3,92, 37,264, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.

The death toll was 4,89, 409 with 525 new deaths, according to the data updated at 8 am on the active cases, and the death toll has increased to 21,87,205.

The ministry said that active cases comprise 5.57 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID 19 recovery rate has decreased to 93.18 per cent.

In a span of 24 hours, an increase of 73,840 cases has been recorded in the active COVID 19 caseload.

The daily positivity rate was 17.78 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was 16.87 per cent, according to the ministry.

The number of people who have recovered from the disease increased to 3,65, 60,560, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.25 per cent.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID 19 vaccine drive have exceeded 161.92 crore.

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.

India crossed the milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23.

The 525 new deaths include 132 from Kerala and 48 from Maharashtra.

So far, 4,89, 409 deaths have been reported in the country, including 1,42, 071 from Maharashtra, 51,739 from Kerala, 38,563 from Karnataka, 37,178 from Tamil Nadu, 25,586 from Delhi, 23,038 from Uttar Pradesh and 20,302 from West Bengal.

More than 70 per cent of deaths were caused by comorbidities, according to the ministry.

The ministry said the figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research, and that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.