Covid Update: India Records 5,554 New Coronavirus Infections, 18 Deaths In 24 Hrs

Covid Update: India Records 5,554 New Coronavirus Infections, 18 Deaths In 24 Hrs

New Delhi: India logged 5,554 new coronavirus infections, raising the tally to 4,44,90,283, while the active cases further declined to 48,850, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.

The death toll climbed to 5,28,139 with 18 fresh fatalities, which included two deaths reconciled by Kerala, data updated by the ministry at 8 am stated.

5,554 new coronavirus infections push India’s COVID-19 tally of cases to 4,44,90,283; death toll climbs to 5,28,139: Govt

— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) September 10, 2022

The active cases comprises 0.11 per cent of the total infections.

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The national COVID-19 recovery rate has increased to 98.70 per cent, the health ministry said.

A decline of 786 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 case count in a span of 24 hours, it said.

Active COVID-19 cases in India have declined from 49,636 to 48,850: Union Health Ministry

— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) September 10, 2022

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.47 per cent and the weekly positivity rate at 1.80 per cent, the ministry said.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,39,13,294, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 per cent, it said.  According to the ministry, 214.77 crore vaccine doses have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 inoculation drive. 

According to the ministry, 214.77 crore vaccine doses have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 inoculation drive.

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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, 2020. The country crossed the grim milestone of two crore cases on May 4, three crore cases on June 23, 2021, and four crore cases on January 25 this year.

The 16 new fatalities included four each from Delhi and Maharashtra and two from Haryana.

(This report has been published as part of the auto-generated syndicate wire feed. Apart from the headline, no editing has been done in the copy by ABP Live.)

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