India logs biggest single day rise in COVID-19 cases in 2 months, courtesy Kerala; active cases at 3,89,583

India registered 47,092 fresh COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the biggest single-day rise in two months. Of the total fresh coronavirus infections, Kerala accounted for 32,803 cases.

According to the Union health ministry data updated at 8 am, the country’s total tally of cases rose to 3,28,57,937, while active cases increased to 3,89,583.

In the last 24 hours, 509 people succumbed due to the deadly contagious virus, taking the fatality count to 4,39,529. Kerala accounted for 171 fatalities of the total deaths.

With the number of active cases surging to 3,89,583, it comprises 1.19 per cent of the total infections.

The Union health ministry informed that the national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 97.48 per cent.

As 35,181 coronavirus patients recuperated in the last 24 hours, the number of people who have recovered from the disease increased to 3,20,28,825, the MoHFW said in its release. The recovery rate currently stands at 97.48 per cent.

The weekly positivity rate has been recorded at 2.62 per cent.

India’s cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage crosses 66 Cr landmark

Over 66 crore COVID vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

“With the administration of 81,09,244 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has surpassed the cumulative figure of 66.30Cr (66,30,37,334) as per provisional reports till 7 am today,” the health ministry said in its statement.


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