India recorded its lowest single-day rise of 625 fresh COVID-19 cases since April 9, 2020 and reported no death in a 24-hour span, the first time since March 2020, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday.
The country’s infection tally has climbed to 4,46,62,141, while the active cases have declined to 14,021, the ministry data updated at 8 am stated. The Covid death toll has remained at 5,30,509. On April 9, 2020, a total of 540 new cases were reported in a day.
According to the ministry, no deaths were reported in the country in the last 24 hours in the first such instance since March 2020. A 76-year-old man from Karnataka’s Kalaburagi was the first victim of coronavirus in India. “The active cases comprise 0.03 per cent of the total cases, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has increased to 98.78 per cent,” the ministry website said. The total number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,41,17,611, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 per cent. According to the ministry’s website, 219.74 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive. 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. India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore cases on May 4, 3 crore on June 23 last year and 4 crore cases on January 25 this year.