Active Covid cases in country lowest in a year and a half

8,306 new cases, 211 more deaths reported

Active Covid cases in country lowest in a year and a half

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New Delhi, December 6

With 8,306 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, India's total tally of Covid cases rose to 3,46,41,561, while the active cases declined to 98,416, the lowest in 552 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

The death toll climbed to 4,73,537 with 211 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been recorded below 10,000 for 10 straight days and less than 50,000 for 162 consecutive days now.

The active cases comrpise 0.28 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national Covid recovery rate was recorded at 98.35 per cent, the ministry said.

A decrease of 739 cases has been recorded in the active Covid caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The 211 new fatalities include 161 from Kerala and 10 each from Tamil Nadu and West Bengal and seven from Maharashtra.

Of the 161 deaths in Kerala, 23 were reported over the last few days and 138 were designated as Covid deaths after receiving appeals based on the new guidelines of the Centre and the directions of the Supreme Court, a Kerala government release said on Sunday.

A total of 4,73,537 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,41,170 from Maharashtra, 41,600 from Kerala, 38,230 from Karnataka, 36,529 from Tamil Nadu, 25,098 from Delhi, 22,911 from Uttar Pradesh and 19,544 from West Bengal. PTI

       

       

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