Covid-19: India adds 3.33 lakh new cases and 525 deaths; recovery rate falls to 93.18 per cent – ET HealthWorld


NEW DELHI: India on Sunday added 3.33 lakh new Covid-19 infections over the past 24 hours, according to data updated by the Union health ministry.

There has been a decrease of 4,171 cases since Saturday, the ministry said.

The country reported a total of 525 deaths in a single day, taking death toll to 4,89,409, the health ministry said in a statement.

The active cases have increased to 21,87,205, while the daily positivity rate was recorded at 17.78% today.

So far, 161.92 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered, the government added in its statement.

India’s Covid tally 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.

India crossed two crore cases on May 4 and three crore cases on June 23 last year.

The national Covid-19 recovery rate has decreased to 93.18 per cent, the ministry said.

The 525 new fatalities include 132 from Kerala and 48 from Maharashtra.

A total of 4,89,409 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,42,071 from Maharashtra, 51,739 from Kerala, 38,563 from Karnataka, 37,178 from Tamil Nadu, 25,586 from Delhi, 23,038 from Uttar Pradesh and 20,302 from West Bengal.

The ministry added that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.





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