India logs 67,084 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours; positivity rate down to 4.44%

The current active coronavirus caseload currently stands at 7,90,789 and the national recovery rate is 96.95 per cent

Press Trust of India February 10, 2022 10:34:55 IST
India logs 67,084 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours; positivity rate down to 4.44%

A father holds her daughter while a health worker takes a swab sample to test for COVID-19 at a testing center in Hyderabad. AP

New Delhi: India logged 67,084 new coronavirus infections, taking the country's total tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,24,78,060, while the active cases declined to 7,90,789, according to the health ministry data updated on Thursday.

The death toll climbed to 5,06,520 with 1,241 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases comprise 1.86 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has further improved to 96.95 per cent, the ministry said.

A reduction of 1,02,039 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.

India crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23 last year.

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