31 more die of Covid in Punjab as national active cases lowest in 6 months

National Covid recovery rate recorded at 97.75 per cent

31 more die of Covid in Punjab as national active cases lowest in 6 months

Photo for representation purposes. Tribune file

New Delhi, September 21

India added 26,115 new cases of coronavirus  infection in a single day taking the total tally to 3,35,04,534, while the active cases declined to 3,09,575, the lowest in 184 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.

The death toll climbed to 4,45,385 with 252 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The active cases comprise 0.92 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, the ministry said, adding that the national Covid recovery rate was recorded at 97.75 per cent.

A reduction of 8,606 cases has been recorded in the active Covid caseload in a span of 24 hours.     

As many as 14,13,951 tests were conducted on Monday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far to 55,50,35,717.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.85 per cent. It has been less than three per cent for last 22 days. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.08 per cent. It has been below three per cent for the last 88 days, it said.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,27,49,574, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 per cent.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far has exceeded 81.85 crore with 96.46 lakh doses being given on Monday.

The 252 fresh fatalities include 92 from Kerala, 31 from Punjab and 28 from Maharashtra. 

A total of 4,45,385 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,38,546 from Maharashtra, 37,627 From Karnataka, 35,360  from Tamil Nadu,  25,085 from Delhi, 23,683 from Kerala, 22,887 from Uttar Pradesh and 18,664 from West Bengal. PTI

Tribune Shorts

Top Stories

Aryan Khan gets bail in cruise drugs case

Aryan Khan gets bail in cruise drugs case

Co-accused Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha also granted ...

NCB witness in drugs-on-cruise case Kiran Gosavi arrested by Pune police in cheating case

NCB witness in drugs-on-cruise case Kiran Gosavi arrested by Pune police in cheating case

Gosavi, whose photos and videos with Aryan Khan went viral o...

New land border law will not affect existing boundary treaties: China on India’s concerns

New land border law will not affect existing boundary treaties: China on India’s concerns

Beijing urges relevant countries to avoid making 'wanton spe...

BJP won’t go anywhere for next many decades, says Prashant Kishor; takes swipe at Rahul Gandhi

BJP won’t go anywhere for next many decades, says Prashant Kishor; takes swipe at Rahul Gandhi

Political strategist says once you secure 30 per cent-plus v...

3 Punjab women run over at farmers' protest site at Tikri border

3 Punjab women run over at farmers' protest site at Tikri border

The Punjab government announces a compensation of Rs 5 lakh ...

Cities

View All