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Active Covid cases in country dip to 42,219

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India logged 4,194 new coronavirus infections, taking the total tally of Covid cases to 4,29,84,261, while the active cases dipped to 42,219, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.

The death toll climbed to 5,15,714 with 255 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases comprise 0.1 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid recovery rate further improved to 98.7 per cent, the ministry said.

A reduction of 2,269 cases has been recorded in the active Covid caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded as 0.52 per cent and the weekly positivity rate as 0.55 per cent, according to the ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,24, 26,328 while the case fatality rate was recorded as 1.2 per cent.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive has exceeded 179.72 crore.

The 255 new fatalities include 227 from Kerala.

Of the 227 deaths in the state, two were reported in the last 24 hours, 22 were those which occurred in the last few days but were not recorded due to late receipt of documents and 203 were designated as Covid deaths after receiving appeals based on the new guidelines of the Centre and the directions of the Supreme Court, the Kerala government said in a release.

A total of 5,15,714 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 1,43,749 from Maharashtra, 66,689 from Kerala, 40,013 from Karnataka, 38,023 from Tamil Nadu, 26,140 from Delhi, 23,486 from Uttar Pradesh and 21,184 from West Bengal.


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