Active Covid cases in country shrink to 65,732

According to data released on Tuesday by the Union Health Ministry, India added 5,439 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 4,44,21,162, while the number of active cases decreased to 65,732

BA.2 variant in around 90 pc Covid samples genome-sequenced in Delhi in July-Aug

The city recorded a positivity rate of 30.6 per cent on January 14, the highest during the third wave. (Photo: Pixabay)

The active cases make up 0.15% of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has climbed to 98.66%, the ministry said.

The daily positivity rate was registered at 1.70% and the weekly positivity rate at 2.64%, according to the ministry.

The number of people who have recovered from the viral disease surged to 4,38,25,024, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19%.

According to the ministry, 212.71 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been distributed in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on 7 August 2020, 30 lakh on 23 August, 40 lakh on 5 September and 50 lakh on 16 September. It went ahead to 60 lakh on 28 September, 70 lakh on 11 October, crossed 80 lakh on 29 October, 90 lakh on 20 November and surpassed the one-crore mark on 19 December.

The country crossed the grim milestone of two crore on 4 May and three crore on 23 June last year. It cut across the four-crore mark on 25 January this year.

(With inputs from PTI)

 

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