Active COVID-19 cases in India decline to 47,379; death toll climbs to 5,28,370

The daily COVID-19 positivity rate was recorded at 1.37 per cent while the weekly rate was 1.81 per cent, according to the health ministry

Press Trust of India September 20, 2022 10:49:29 IST
Active COVID-19 cases in India decline to 47,379; death toll climbs to 5,28,370

An official checks the temperature as part of precaution against COVID-19 in Punjab. AP

New Delhi: With 4,043 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 4,45,43,089, while the active cases declined to 47,379, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.

The death toll climbed to 5,28,370 with 15 fatalities which includes six deaths reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases comprise 0.11 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate increased to 98.71 per cent, the ministry said.

A decline of 648 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.37 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was 1.81 per cent, according to the ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,39,67,340, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 per cent.

According to the ministry, 216.83 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide 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 past 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, 2021 and three crore on 23 June. It crossed the four-crore mark on 25 January, 2022.

The nine fatalities reported in the last 24 hours include two each from Haryana and Maharashtra.

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