New Delhi: India’s Covid-19 case tally increased by 4,272 in a day to reach 4,45,83,360, while active cases have declined to 40,750 according to Union Health Ministry data updated Thursday.
The death toll has reached 5,28,611 with 27 more deaths, including 16 fatalities reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated.
Active cases comprise 0.09 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate has increased to 98.72 per cent, the health ministry said.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.35 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was 1.51 per cent.
Active Covid cases declined by 229 in a day while the number of people who recuperated from the disease increased to 4,40,13,999. The case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 per cent.
According to the ministry, 218.17 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide Covid-19 inoculation drive.
India’s Covid-19 case tally crossed the 20-lakh mark August 7, 2020, 30 lakh August 23, 40 lakh September 5 and 50 lakh September 16. It went past 60 lakh September 28, 70 lakh October 11, crossed 80 lakh October 29, 90 lakh November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark December 19.
India crossed the grim milestone of two crore May 4 last year, three crore June 23 and four crore January 25 this year.