India logs 2685 new cases


India saw a single day rise of 2,685 new coronavirus infections today taking the infection tally to 4,31,50,215, according to the Union health ministry data. With this the active cases in the country increased to 16,308. India’s Covid-19 death toll climbed to 5,24,572 with 33 more fatalities today. An increase of 494 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The active cases comprised 0.04 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.75 per cent, the health ministry said.

According to the health ministry, the daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.60 per cent and the weekly positivity rate was 0.54 per cent.

On the other hand, the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,26,09,335, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.22 per cent.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 193.13 crore.