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Active COVID-19 cases in country dip to 1,39,792

A health staff spraying disinfectant outside the COVID isolation ward as people wait to get COVID tests done at King George Hospital in Visakhapatnam on Thursday, July 28, 2022.

A health staff spraying disinfectant outside the COVID isolation ward as people wait to get COVID tests done at King George Hospital in Visakhapatnam on Thursday, July 28, 2022. | Photo Credit: Deepak K. R.

With 13,734 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India’s tally of COVID-19 cases has risen to 4,40,50,009, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.

The death toll has climbed to 5,26,430 with 27 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 a.m. stated.

The active cases have declined to 1,39,792. They comprise 0.32% of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.49%, the ministry said.

A decrease of 4,197 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. The country crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23 last year. It crossed the four-crore mark on January 25 this year.


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