COVID-19: India logs 8,895 new infections, 2,796 deaths as Bihar reconciles data

The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country so far has exceeded 127.61 crore

Press Trust of India December 05, 2021 10:49:47 IST
COVID-19: India logs 8,895 new infections, 2,796 deaths as Bihar reconciles data

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New Delhi: India saw a single-day rise of 2,796 fatalities with Bihar carrying out a reconciliation exercise of its COVID data, pushing the country's death toll to 4,73,326, while 8,895 new infections were reported, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Sunday.

India's total tally of COVID-19 cases has increased to 3,46,33,255, according to the data updated at 8 am.

India had recorded a single-day rise of 3,998 fatalities on 21 July after Maharashtra carried out the 14th reconciliation exercise of its COVID data.

As for a high 2,796 fatalities, the Union health ministry said, 2,426 reconciled deaths by Bihar were adjusted in Sunday's database. Kerala also cleared a backlog of 263 deaths. Hence, the nation's death tally is showing a spike.

The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been less than 50,000 for 161 consecutive days now. The active cases stand at 99,155, comprising 0.29 percent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020. The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.35 percent, the health ministry said. A decrease of 819 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours, it said.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.73 percent. It has been less than two percent for the last 62 days. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 0.80 percent. It has remained below one percent for the last 21 days, according to the health ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has surged to 3,40,60,774 while the case fatality rate has increased to 1.37 percent.

The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country so far has exceeded 127.61 crore.

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 11, crossed 80 lakh on 29 October, 90 lakh on 20 November and surpassed the one-crore mark on 19 December. India crossed the grim milestone of two crore on 4 May and three crore on 23 June.

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