India records 1,805 fresh Covid-19 infections, active cases cross 10,000-mark

India’s active coronavirus cases have crossed the 10,000-mark after 134 days, with 1,805 new cases reported, according to the Union Health Ministry’s data updated on Monday.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 3.19% and the weekly positivity rate at 1.39%.

The latest figures, updated at 8 am, show that the number of active cases has risen to 10,300, up from 9,433 on Sunday.

The death toll has increased to 5,30,837 with six deaths reported in the last 24 hours, and the total number of Covid cases has reached 4.47 crore (4,47,05,952), the data showed.

The recovery rate stands at 98.79%, with 4,41,64,815 people having recuperated from the disease. The case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19%.

The Health Ministry’s website states that 220.65 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered so far under the nationwide Covid vaccination drive.

Meanwhile, Delhi government hospitals on Sunday conducted mock drills to deal with a spike.

According to reports, on Sunday, 153 cases were recorded at a positivity rate of 9.13%. According to experts, the positivity rate, which has been hovering around 5% for the past three-four days, has risen suddenly because of low testing. Only around 1,700 tests were conducted.

The rise in Covid cases in Delhi has taken place amid a spike in H3N2 influenza cases across the country. Cases in the city had been on decline, with no case being reported for the first time since the pandemic began, on January 16 this year. ( With inputs from PTI)

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