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Maharashtra collates Covid figures, records 3,998 fresh deaths in India

India, carrying out its 14th Covid data reconciliation exercise in Maharashtra, recorded a single-day increase of 3,998 coronavirus cases, taking the country’s death toll to 4,18,480, according to data updated by the Union Health Ministry on Wednesday While 42,015 new infections occurred.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in India has increased


The ministry said that Maharashtra has carried out its 14th reconciliation exercise of COVID data in the state. As a result, the state’s positive case tally has increased by 2,479, while the death toll has increased by 3,509.

Active cases have risen to 4,07,170 and comprise 1.30 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.36 per cent, updated at 8 am.

The active COVID-19 caseload has registered an increase of 1,040 cases in a 24-hour period.

18,52,140 tests were conducted on Tuesday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 44,91,93,273, while the daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.27 per cent.

The ministry said that while for 30 consecutive days it has been less than three per cent, the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.09 per cent.

The number of people cured of the disease rose to 3,03,90,687 and the case fatality rate rose to 1.34 per cent, the data said.

The cumulative dose of vaccine administered so far under the nationwide immunization campaign has reached 41.54 crore.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20 lakh mark on 7 August, 30 lakh on 23 August, 40 lakh on 5 September and 50 lakh on 16 September. It had crossed 60 lakhs on 28th September,

70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29,

90 lakh on 20 November and crossed the one crore mark on 19 December. India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crores on 4th May and 3 crores on 23rd June.

(Only the title and image in this report may have been reworked by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is generated automatically from a syndicated feed.)

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