India records 1,260 new Covid cases; active infections drop to 13,445


India’s virus count rose to 4, 30, 27,035, with 1,260 new cases reported in a day, while the number of active infections fell further to 13,445, according to data from the Ministry of Health in India. Union updates Saturday.

The death toll from the pandemic rose to 5,21,264 with 83 new fatalities, according to data updated as of 8 a.m.



The number of active cases accounted for 0.03 percent of the total number of infections, while the national COVID-19 cure rate remained at 98.76 percent, the health ministry said.

A reduction of 227 cases was recorded in the number of active COVID-19 cases over a 24-hour period, according to the data.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.24% and the weekly positivity rate at 0.23%, according to the Ministry of Health.

The number of people who recovered from the disease rose to 4,24,92,326, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.21%.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the national COVID-19 vaccination campaign have exceeded 184.52 crores.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20 lakh mark on 7 August 2020; 30 lakh on August 23; 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It topped 60 lakh on September 28; 70 lakh on Oct 11, crossed 80 lakh on Oct 29; 90 lakh on Nov 20 and topped one crore on Dec 19.

India passed the grim milestone of two crores of COVID-19 cases on May 4 and three crores on June 23.

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