India records 796 new coronavirus cases,19 deaths in last 24 hours

New Delhi : India recorded 796 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,30,36,928, while the active cases dipped to 10,889, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday morning at 8 am.

Death toll climbed to 5,21710 with 19 fresh fatalities. The active cases comprise 0.03 % of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate remained at 98.76 % the health ministry said.

Reduction of 169 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The daily positivity rate was recorded as 0.20 % and the weekly positivity rate was 0.24 %, according to Union Health Ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,25,04,329, 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 185.90 Cr.

During last 24 hours 19 new fatalities include 18 from Kerala and one from Mizoram. India’s total of 5,21,710 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,47,816 from Maharashtra, 68,383 from Kerala, 40,057 from Karnataka, 38,025 from Tamil Nadu, 26,157 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.