India's COVID-19 positivity rate stands at 19.59%; 2.86 lakh new cases recorded

The active cases have decreased to 22,02,472 and comprise 5.46 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has decreased to 93.33 per cent

Press Trust of India January 27, 2022 10:43:44 IST
India's COVID-19 positivity rate stands at 19.59%; 2.86 lakh new cases recorded

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New Delhi:  With 2,86,384 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, India's total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 4,03,71,500, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.

The death toll has climbed to 4,91,700 with 573 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases have decreased to 22,02,472 and comprise 5.46 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has decreased to 93.33 per cent, the ministry said.

A reduction of 20,546 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 lakhs on 23 August, 40 lakhs on 5 September and 50 lakhs on 16 September. It went past 60 lakhs on 28 September, 70 lakhs on 11 October, crossed 80 lakhs on 29 October, 90 lakhs on 20 November and surpassed the one-crore mark on 19 December.

India crossed the grim milestone of two crores on 4 May, 2021, and three crores on 23 June, 2021.

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