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COVID: India sees dip in daily infections, active cases also down

COVID: India sees dip in daily infections, active cases also down

New Delhi: India has been witnessing a dip in new Covid cases for the past few days. According to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday a total of 28,591 fresh Covid infections were reported in the country in the last 24 hours taking the overall tally to 3,32,36,921.

The number of active cases also registered a decline by nearly 6,600 in a day to stand at 3,84,921.

India registered 33,376 cases on Saturday, 28,591 cases on Friday, while 43,263 new cases were reported on Thursday

The death toll climbed to 4,42,655 with 338 daily fatalities reported on Sunday, according to the data released at 8 am.

The active cases have declined to 3,84,921, constituting 1.16 per cent of the total infections, while the COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.51 per cent, the health ministry said.

The number of active cases declined by 6,595 in a span of 24 hours, it said.

Also, 15,30,125 tests were conducted Saturday, taking the cumulative number of tests conducted so far for the detection of COVID-19 in the country to 54,18,05,829.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.87 per cent. It has been less than 3 per cent for the past 13 days. The Weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.17 per cent. It has been below 3 per cent for the past 79 days, according to the health ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,24,09,345, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 per cent.

The cumulative number of Covid vaccine doses administered in the country has exceeded 73.82 crore, according to the ministry.

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.

India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore on May 4 and 2 crore on June 23.

Meanwhile, global coronavirus caseload has topped 224 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.62 million and vaccinations soared to over 5.65 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Sunday morning, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload, death toll and vaccination tally stood at 224,215,675, 4,623,663 and 5,652,335,899, respectively.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 40,920,922 and 659,691 respectively, according to the CSSE.

In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 33,208,330 cases.

The other worst countries with over 3 million cases are Brazil (20,989,164), the UK (7,231,111), Russia (7,019,200), France (6,982,683), Turkey (6,613,946), Iran (5,275,567), Argentina (5,223,604), Colombia (4,928,578), Spain (4,907,461), Italy (4,601,749), Indonesia (4,163,732), Germany (4,080,180) and Mexico (3,494,232), the CSSE figures showed.

In terms of deaths, Brazil comes second with 586,558 fatalities.

Nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are India (442,317), Mexico (266,849), Peru (198,673), Russia (188,546), Indonesia (138,701), the UK (134,469), Italy (129,885), Colombia (125,592), France (116,095), Iran (113,824) and Argentina (113,356).

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