India's daily Covid infections dip to 11,793, active cases near 100,000-marktext_fields
New Delhi: India recorded 11,793 new COVID-19 cases and 27 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) informed on Tuesday morning.
The daily cases reported today are 30.92 percent lower than the 17,073 infections reported on Monday. The country's COVID-19 tally has now risen to 4,34,18,839 (4 crores 34 lakh 18 thousand 8 hundred and 39).
The death count climbed to 5,25,047 with 27 new fatalities, data updated at 8 am by the ministry stated.
The active Covid cases comprise 0.22 percent of the total infections.
The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.57 percent, the health ministry said.
An increase of 2,280 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 case count in a span of 24 hours, it said.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.49 percent, while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 3.36 percent, the ministry said.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,27,97,092, while the case fatality rate was 1.21 percent.
According to the ministry, 197.31 crore doses of vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 inoculation drive.
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, 2020.
The country crossed the grim milestone of two crore cases on May 4, 2021, three crore cases on June 23, and four crore cases on January 25, 2022.
The 27 new fatalities included 13 from Kerala, five from Maharashtra, three each from Delhi and Punjab, and one each from Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, and Uttarakhand.