India logs 71,365 new COVID-19 cases, 1,217 deaths; active cases below 9-lakh mark

The active caseload comprises 2.11 per cent of the total infections, while the national coronavirus recovery rate has improved to 96.70 per cent, said the health ministry

Press Trust of India February 09, 2022 10:24:43 IST
India logs 71,365 new COVID-19 cases, 1,217 deaths; active cases below 9-lakh mark

Students of class VII wearing masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus stand in queue outside their school in Kolkata. AP

New Delhi: India logged 71,365 new coronavirus infections taking the country's total tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,24,10,976, while the active cases declined to 8,92,828, according to the health ministry data updated on Wednesday.

The death toll climbed to 5,05,279 with 1,217 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases comprise 2.11 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 96.70 per cent, the ministry said.

A reduction of 1,02,063 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 4 May and three crore on 23 June last year.

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