India reports slight dip in Covid cases in 24 hours

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.60 per cent and the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.15 per cent

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)

India reported a slight drop in Covid-19 numbers as it recorded 5,910 new coronavirus infections, which is close to 1,000 lesser cases than Sunday. India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 4,44,62,445, while the active cases declined to 53,974.

On Sunday, the country reported 6,809 coronavirus infections.

According to the Union Health Ministry’s data updated 8am, the death toll climbed to 5,28,007 with 16 fatalities, including seven deaths reconciled by Kerala.

The active cases comprise 0.12 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has increased to 98.69 per cent, the health ministry said.

A decline of 1,140 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.60 per cent and the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.15 per cent, according to the health ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,38,80,464, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 per cent.

According to the ministry, 213.52 crore doses of Covid vaccines have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive.

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 went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19.

India crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4, three crore on June 23 last year and four crore on January 25 this year.

(With PTI inputs)

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