New Delhi: India saw a single-day rise of 12,885 new Covid-19 cases, taking the country’s infection tally to 3,43,21,025, while the count of active cases has declined to 1,48,579, the lowest in 253 days, according to Union Health Ministry data on Thursday.
India reports 12,885 new #COVID19 cases, 15,054 recoveries and 461 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Total vaccination 1,07,63,14,440 (30,90,920 in last 24 hours) pic.twitter.com/B6zvN70AlV
— ANI (@ANI) November 4, 2021
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The death toll due to the disease has climbed to 4,59,652, with 461 more fatalities being recorded, the data updated at 8 am showed. The tally of active cases has declined to 1,48,579 which comprises 0.43 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.23 per cent, the highest since March 2020, the health ministry said.
The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 20,000 for 27 straight days, and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 130 consecutive days now.
A decline of 2,630 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours, as per the data. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.21 per cent. It has been less than two per cent for 31 days.
The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 1.17 per cent. This figure has been below two per cent for 41 days, according to the ministry. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has surged to 3,37,12,794, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.34 per cent.
The cumulative number of vaccine doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 107.63 crore.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday emphasised on the need to maintain a good pace of Covid-19 vaccine administration and said that there should be no laxity in the ongoing vaccination drive. The Prime Minister today held a review meeting to discuss the progress of COVID vaccination.
“Progress made so far is due to your hard work. Every member of the administration, ASHA workers worked a lot, walked for miles and took vaccination to remote locations. But if we become lax after 1 Billion, a new crisis can come,” the Prime Minister said.
“They say one must never underestimate disease and enemies. They have to be fought against till the very end. So, I would want that there should be no laxity in the ongoing vaccination drive,” he added.
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