With 30,773 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a single day, the total number of COVID-19 cases in India has risen to 3,34,483,163, while active cases have declined to 3,332,158, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated Sunday.
The death toll climbed to 4,448,838 with 309 new deaths, according to data updated at 8 a.m.
Active cases account for 0.99% of total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.68%, the ministry said.
A reduction of 8,481 cases was recorded in the number of active COVID-19 cases within 24 hours.
No less than 15,59,895 tests were carried out on Saturday, bringing the total of cumulative tests done so far for the detection of COVID-19 in the country to 55 23 40 168.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.97 percent. It has been less than 3% in the last 20 days
The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.04 percent. It has been below 3% in the past 86 days, according to the Department of Health.
The number of people cured of the disease rose to 326 71 167, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33%.
The cumulative doses administered in the country so far as part of the nationwide vaccination campaign have exceeded 80.43 crore according to the ministry.
India’s COVID-19 tally crossed 20 lakh on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It topped 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20, and crossed the crore mark on December 19. India crossed the two crore mark on May 4 and three crore on June 23.
The 309 new deaths include 143 from Kerala and 80 from Maharashtra.
A total of 4,44838 deaths have been reported to date in the country, including 1,38,469 from Maharashtra, 37,587 from Karnataka, 35,310 from Tamil Nadu, 25,085 from Delhi, 23,439 from Kerala, 22,887 from Uttar Pradesh and 18,641 from Bengal.
The ministry pointed out that more than 70% of deaths are due to co-morbidities.
“Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council for Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that the distribution of figures by states is subject to further verification and reconciliation.