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India records 19,673 Covid cases, 39 fatalities in a day

A healthcare worker takes a swab sample from a man for Covid-19 testing, in Jammu, on July 27, 2022.

A healthcare worker takes a swab sample from a man for Covid-19 testing, in Jammu, on July 27, 2022. | Photo Credit: PTI

India's COVID-19 case rally rose by 19,673 in a day to reach 4,40,19,811 while active cases reached 1,43,676, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.

The death toll has climbed to 5,26,357 with 39 more fatalities, the data updated at 8.00 a.m. stated.

Active caseload increased by 292 in a day and comprise 0.33% of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was 98.48%, the Ministry said.

The number of people who have recuperated from the viral disease surged to 4,33,49,778 while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.20%.

The daily positivity rate was 4.96% and the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 4.88%.

According to the Union Health Ministry, 204.25 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far.

India's COVID-19 case 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, 2020. India crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 last year, three crore on June 23 and four crore on January 25 this year.

The 39 new fatalities include seven in West Bengal, four in Maharashtra, three in Delhi, two each from Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh, and one each in Assam, Goa, Karnataka, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, and Uttarakhand.


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