India reports 27,000 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours; active cases decline

PTI
New Delhi Published: Sep 13, 2021, 12:11 PM(IST)

A health worker inoculates a man in Chennai Photograph:( AFP )

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The weekly coronavirus positivity rate was recorded at 2.11 per cent. The figure has been below three per cent for the last 80 days, according to the health ministry.

India saw a single-day rise of 27,254 new COVID-19 cases, taking the infection tally in the country to 3,32,64,175, while the count of active cases declined to 3,74,269, according to the health ministry.

The death toll due to the disease has climbed to 4,42,874, with 219 daily fatalities being recorded, the ministry said.

The count of daily new cases has remained below 50,000 for 78 consecutive days now, according to the ministry.

The tally of active cases has declined to 3,74,269, which comprises 1.13 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.54 per cent, the ministry added.

A reduction of 10,652 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. Also, 12,08,247 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the country on Sunday, taking the total of such examinations to 54,30,14,076.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.26 per cent. This has been below three per cent for the last 14 days, and below five per cent for 97 consecutive days now, the ministry said.

The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.11 per cent. The figure has been below three per cent for the last 80 days, according to the health ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has surged to 3,24,47,032, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 per cent.

The health ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to co-morbidities.

"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.

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