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India logs 2,202 fresh Covid-19 cases, 27 fatalities; active cases at 17,317

India logs 2,202 fresh Covid-19 cases,  27 fatalities; active cases at 17,317

New Delhi: India reported 2,202 new Covid-19 infections and 27 fatalities in the last 24 hours ending 8 am on Monday, as per the Union Health Ministry.

With this, the active cases have dipped to 17,317.

The death count climbed to 5,24,241 with 27 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases comprised 0.04 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.74 percent, the ministry said.

A decrease of 375 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.74 percent and the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 0.59 percent, according to the health ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,25,82,243, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.22 percent. The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive have exceeded 191.37 crores. India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20, and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. The country crossed the grim milestone of two crores on May 4 and three crores on June 23 last year.

The 27 new fatalities include 22 from Kerala, three from Delhi, and one each from Maharashtra and Jammu, and Kashmir.

A total of 5,24,241 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,47,855 from Maharashtra, 69,385 from Kerala, and 40,105 from Karnataka, 38,025 from Tamil Nadu, 26,195 from Delhi, 23,513 from Uttar Pradesh, and 21,203 from West Bengal.

The ministry stressed that more than 70 percent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

"Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research," the ministry said on its website, adding that the state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

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