Home / News / India /  India sees further decline with 9,436 Covid cases; active caseload at 86,591

India on Sunday witnessed a marginal decline on daily Covid-19 cases with the country recording 9,436 new infections in the span of 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry data. 

The slight decline comes after the country reported 9,520 new infections on Saturday in the span of 24 hours.

The number of active cases in the country now stands at 86,591. The death toll due to the disease has climbed to 5,27,754 with 30 new fatalities being recorded. In addition, 27 deaths have been reconciled by Kerala and 100 deaths by Goa, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The count of active cases now comprises 0.19 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.62 per cent, the ministry said.

A decline of 720 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours, the data showed.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.93 per cent and the weekly positivity rate at 2.70 per cent, according to the ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has surged to 4,37,93,787, while the case fatality rate stood at 1.19 per cent, as per the data.

According to the ministry, 211.66 crore doses of Covid vaccines have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

India's COVID-19 infection tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, 50 lakh on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and the one-crore mark on December 19, 2020.

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

(With inputs from PTI)

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