India’s COVID-19 caseload rises to 4,31,19,112

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India’s COVID-19 caseload rises to 4,31,19,112

India's COVID 19 caseload increased to 4,31, 19,112 on Saturday with 2,858 fresh infections, while the number of active cases was down to 18,096, according to the Union health ministry data.

The death toll climbed to 5,24, 201 with 11 more deaths, the data was updated at 8 am.

The active cases comprise 0.04 per cent of the total infections. The ministry said that the national COVID 19 recovery rate was 98.74 per cent.

A decrease of 508 cases has been recorded in the active COVID 19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The ministry said the daily positivity rate was 0.59 per cent and the weekly positivity rate was 0.66 per cent.

The number of people who have recovered from the disease went up to 4,25, 76,815. The case fatality rate was 1.22 per cent, it said.

The total number of COVID 19 vaccine doses administered in the country so far has exceeded 191.15 crore, according to the nationwide inoculation 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 1 crore mark on December 19.

India crossed the milestone of 2 crore on May 4, 2021, and 3 crore on June 23.

The deaths include five from Kerala, four from Delhi and two from Maharashtra.

Of the 5,24, 201 deaths reported so far in the country, 1,47, 853 came from Maharashtra, 69,355 from Kerala, 40,105 from Karnataka, 38,025 from Tamil Nadu, 26,188 from Delhi, 23,513 from Uttar Pradesh and 21,203 from West Bengal.

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

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