The Fact News Service
New Delhi, October 9
India saw a single-day rise of 19,740 Covid infections, taking the country’s total tally of cases to 3,39,35,309, while the number of active cases has declined to 2,36,643, the lowest in 206 days, according to Union health ministry data updated on Saturday.
The death toll has climbed to 4,50,375 with 248 more fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.
The daily rise in new coronavirus cases has been below 30,000 for 15 straight days, the ministry said.
The active cases have declined to 2,36,643 and comprise 0.70 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March last year. The national Covid recovery rate has been recorded at 97.98 per cent, the highest since March last year, it said.
There has been a decrease of 3,578 cases in the active Covid caseload in a span of 24 hours, the ministry’s data stated.
The daily positivity rate has been recorded at 1.56 per cent. It has been less than three per cent for the last 40 days, it said.
The weekly positivity rate has been recorded at 1.62 per cent. It has been below three per cent for the last 106 days, according to the health ministry.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has surged to 3,32,48,291, 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 nationwide Covid vaccination drive has exceeded 93.99 crore.
The 248 new fatalities include 120 from Kerala and 59 from Maharashtra, the ministry said.
It said a total of 4,50,375 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 1,39,470 from Maharashtra, 37,866 from Karnataka, 35,754 from Tamil Nadu, 26,072 from Kerala, 25,088 from Delhi, 22,896 from Uttar Pradesh and 18,882 from West Bengal.