India records over 19,000 new Covid-19 cases, 49 deaths reported

By PTI IST (Released)


The daily positivity rate was recorded at 4.96% and the weekly positivity rate at 4.63%.

With 19,406 new coronavirus infections reported in one day, the number of COVID-19 cases in India rose to 4,41,26,994, while active cases decreased to 1,34,793, according to data from the ministry of health. Union Health updates Saturday.

The death toll rose to 5,649 with 49 new fatalities, according to data updated as of 8 a.m.

Active cases account for 0.31 percent of the total number of infections, while the national COVID-19 cure rate has been recorded at 98.50 percent, the ministry said. A decrease of 571 cases was recorded in the number of active cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 4.96% and the weekly positivity rate at 4.63%, he said. The number of recoveries rose to 4,65,552, while the fatality rate was 1.19%.

Of the 49 new deaths, five were reported in Maharashtra and West Bengal, three in Chhattisgarh, two in Delhi, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan and Tripura, and one in Haryana, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Meghalaya. , Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab, Sikkim, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

Additionally, 11 deaths have been reconciled by Kerala as per Indian Council of Medical Research guidelines. Of the 5,649 deaths reported so far, 1,48,129 are from Maharashtra, 70,548 from Kerala, 40,155 from Karnataka, 38,033 from Tamil Nadu, 26,327 from Delhi, 23,574 from Uttar Pradesh and 21,389 from Bengal. western.

The Ministry of Health pointed out that more than 70% of deaths are due to comorbidities. “Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR),” the ministry said on its website, adding that the breakdown of figures by state is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

According to the ministry, 205.92 million doses against Covid have been administered in the country so far as part of the nationwide vaccination campaign against COVID-19. 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 topped 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20, and topped the one crore mark on December 19. India broke the grim two crore milestone on May 4th. , three crores on June 23 last year and four crores on January 25 this year.

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