India logs 1088 new COVID-19 cases with 26 deaths during last 24 hours

New Delhi:  India saw a single day rise of 1,088 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,30,38,016, while the active cases dipped to 10,870, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday morning at 8 am. As per the data with Union health ministry the death toll climbed to 5,21,736 with 26 fresh fatalities. The active cases comprise 0.03 % of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate remained at 98.76 %. According to the union health ministry the daily positivity rate was recorded as 0.25 % and the weekly positivity rate as 0.24 %. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,25,05,410, while the case fatality rate was recorded as 1.21 %. The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 186.07 Cr. 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. The country crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23. The 26 new fatalities include 19 from Kerala. A total of 5,21,736 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,47,820 from Maharashtra, 68,402 from Kerala, 40,057 from Karnataka, 38,025 from Tamil Nadu, 26,158 from Delhi, 23,499 from Uttar Pradesh and 21,200 from West Bengal. Union Health Ministry stressed that more than 70 % of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities. “Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.