India reports 28,591 new coronavirus infections, 338 deaths in last 24 hours

By PTI

NEW DELHI: India saw a single-day rise of 28,591 coronavirus infections, taking the overall tally to 3,32,36,921, while active cases declined by nearly 6,600 in a day to stand at 3,84,921, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated Sunday.

The death toll climbed to 4,42,655 with 338 daily fatalities reported Sunday, according to the data released at 8 am.

The active cases have declined to 3,84,921, constituting 1.16 per cent of the total infections, while the COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.51 per cent, the health ministry said.

The number of active cases declined by 6,595 in a span of 24 hours, it said.

Also, 15,30,125 tests were conducted Saturday, taking the cumulative number of tests conducted so far for the detection of COVID-19 in the country to 54,18,05,829.

28,591 new #COVID19 cases, 34,848 recoveries, and 338 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.Express Photo | @UdayUdayphoto2 pic.twitter.com/eUHLJSxwJc
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The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.87 per cent.

It has been less than 3 per cent for the past 13 days.

The Weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.17 per cent.

It has been below 3 per cent for the past 79 days, according to the health ministry.

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The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,24,09,345, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 per cent.

The cumulative number of Covid vaccine doses administered in the country has exceeded 73.82 crore, according to the ministry.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16.

It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19.

India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore on May 4 and 2 crore on June 23.