India logs 5,221 new COVID infections; active cases decline to 47,176

The COVID-19 death toll climbed to 5,28,165 with 15 fatalities, which includes four deaths reconciled by Kerala

Press Trust of India September 12, 2022 12:18:08 IST
India logs 5,221 new COVID infections; active cases decline to 47,176

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

New Delhi: India logged 5,221 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,45,00,580, while the active cases dipped to 47,176, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

The death toll climbed to 5,28,165 with 15 fatalities which includes four 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 has increased to 98.71 per cent, the ministry said.

A decline of 769 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

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, 2021. It crossed the four-crore mark on 25 January, 2022.

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