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Coronavirus: India Records 2.55 Lakh New Cases

The active cases were reduced by 12,493 in a span of 24 hours.

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New Delhi: After reporting more than three lakh new COVID-19 cases for five consecutive days, the single-day rise in COVID-19 infections fell to 2,55,874 on Tuesday, taking India’s total tally of cases to 3,97,99,202, according to the Union health ministry.

The death toll has climbed to 4,90,462 with 614 daily fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The ministry said that active cases have decreased to 22,36,842 and comprise 5.62% of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has decreased to 93.15%.

The active cases were reduced by 12,493 in a span of 24 hours.

“The daily positivity rate was recorded at 15.52% while the weekly positivity rate was 17.17%,” according to the health ministry.

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“The number of people who have recovered from the disease increased to 3,70,71, 898, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.23%”, it said.

The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country so far is over 162.92 crore.

The 614 new fatalities include 171 from Kerala, 46 from Tamil Nadu and 45 from Punjab, the data stated.

A total of 4,90,462 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 1,42,151 from Maharashtra, 51,987 from Kerala, 38,614 from Karnataka, 37,264 from Tamil Nadu, 25,650 from Delhi, 23,073 from Uttar Pradesh and 20,375 from West Bengal.

(PTI)