India adds 34,403 Covid cases; active cases decline to 3,39,056 : The Tribune India

India adds 34,403 Covid cases; active cases decline to 3,39,056

The active cases comprise 1.02 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid recovery rate has been recorded at 97.65 per cent

India adds 34,403 Covid cases; active cases decline to 3,39,056

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New Delhi, September 17

India saw a single-day rise of 34,403 new Covid infections while the active cases have further declined to 3,39,056, according to Union health ministry data updated on Friday.

The active cases now comprise 1.02 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid recovery rate has been recorded at 97.65 per cent, it said.

The ministry said a reduction of 8,164 cases had been recorded in active cases in a span of 24 hours.

Also, 15,27,420 tests were conducted on Thursday, taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of Covid in the country to 54,92,29,149, it said.

The daily positivity rate has been recorded at 2.25 per cent. It has been less than three per cent for the last 18 days, according to the data.

The weekly positivity rate has been recorded at 1.97 per cent. It has been below three per cent for the last 84 days, the ministry said.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease is 3,25,60,474, while the case fatality rate has been recorded at 1.33 per cent, it said.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the vaccination drive has exceeded 77.24 crore, according to the ministry.

The 320 new fatalities include 178 from Kerala, 45 from Maharashtra and 25 from Tamil Nadu, the ministry said.

It said that 4,44,248 deaths had been reported so far in the country, including 1,38,322 from Maharashtra, 37,555 from Karnataka, 35,271 from Tamil Nadu, 25,084 from Delhi, 23,165 from Kerala, 22,886 from Uttar Pradesh, and 18,620 from West Bengal. PTI

 

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