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India records 2,685 new Covid-19 cases, 33 deaths


India recorded 2,685 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, pushing its tally of infections to 4, 31, 50,215, while the number of active cases jumped to 16,308, according to ministry data. of Union Health. The death toll climbed to 5,24,572 with 33 fatalities, according to data updated as of 8 a.m.

Active cases represent 0.04% of total infections. The national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 98.75 percent, the ministry said. An increase of 494 cases was recorded in the number of active COVID-19 cases within 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.60% and the weekly positivity rate at 0.54%, the ministry said. The number of people who have recovered from the disease has risen to 4,26,09,335. The fatality rate stands at 1.22%, he said.

The cumulative doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the country so far under the national inoculation campaign exceeded 193.13 crore. India’s COVID-19 tally 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 crossed 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20, and crossed the 1 crore mark on December 19.

India broke the grim milestone of 2 crore on May 4 and 3 crore on June 23.


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