India records 27,254 Covid cases, 219 deaths

The national Covid recovery rate recorded at 97.54 per cent

India records 27,254 Covid cases, 219 deaths

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New Delhi, September 13

India saw a single-day rise of 27,254 new Covid cases, taking the infection tally in the country to 3,32,64,175, while the count of active cases declined to 3,74,269, according to the Union Health Ministry data on Monday.

The death toll due to the disease has climbed to 4,42,874, with 219 more fatalities being recorded, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The tally of active cases has declined to 3,74,269, which comprises 1.13 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid recovery rate was recorded at 97.54 per cent, the ministry said.

A reduction of 10,652 cases has been recorded in the active Covid caseload in a span of 24 hours.

Also, 12,08,247 Covid tests were conducted in the country on Sunday, taking the total of such examinations to 54,30,14,076.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.26 per cent. This has been below three per cent for the last 14 days.

The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.11 per cent. The figure has been below three per cent for the last 80 days, according to the Health Ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,24,47,032, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 per cent.

The cumulative number of Covid vaccine doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive has reached 74.38 crore, according to the ministry.

The 219 new fatalities include 67 from Kerala and 46 from Maharashtra.

A total of 4,42,874 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 1,38,142 from Maharashtra, 37,504 From Karnataka, 35,168 from Tamil Nadu, 25,083 from Delhi, 22,883 from Uttar Pradesh, 22,551 from Kerala and 18,577 from West Bengal. PTI

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