INDIA logged 3,275 new coronavirus infections in a day, pushing the number of active cases to 19,719 and the overall tally to 4,30,91,393, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated Thursday.
The data released at 8 am also showed that 55 fatalities -- 52 of them from Kerala alone -- were reported in a 24-hour span, taking the cumulative death toll to 5,23,975.
The active cases constitute 0.05 per cent of the total infections, the Health Ministry said, adding the country’s COVID-19 recovery rate is 98.74 per cent. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.77 per cent while the weekly figure was recorded at 0.78 per cent, the Ministry said. An increase of 210 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload which now stand at 19,719.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease rose to 4,25,47,699, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.22 per cent.
The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 189.63 crore.
India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. It crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23 last year.