Active Covid cases in country lowest in 191 days

India adds 26,041 new coronavirus infections

Active Covid cases in country lowest in 191 days

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New Delhi, September 27

India added 26,041 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of Covid cases to 3,36,78,786, while the active cases declined to 2,99,620, the lowest in 191 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

The death toll climbed to 4,47,194 with 276 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The active cases comprise 0.89 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid recovery rate was recorded at 97.78 per cent, the ministry said.

A decrease of 3,856 cases has been recorded in the active Covid caseload in a span of 24 hours.

Less than 50,000 daily new cases had been reported for 92 consecutive days, the ministry said.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.24 per cent. It has been less than three per cent for last 28 days. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 1.94 per cent. It has been below three per cent for the last 94 days, according to the ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,29,31,972, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 per cent.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under vaccination drive have exceeded 86 crore.

The 276 new fatalities include 165 from Kerala and 36 from Maharashtra. 

A total of 4,47,194 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,38,870 from Maharashtra, 37,726 From Karnataka, 35,490 from Tamil Nadu, 25,085 from Delhi, 24,603 from Kerala, 22,890 from Uttar Pradesh, and 18,736 from  West Bengal. PTI

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