India records 4,270 new Covid cases; daily positivity rate above 1% after 34 days: The Tribune India


New Delhi, June 5

India recorded 4,270 new coronavirus infections, taking the number of COVID-19 cases to 4,31,76,817, while the daily positivity rate was recorded above 1% after 34 days, according to the Union Health Department data updated on Sunday.

Active cases rose to 24,052 and the death toll to 5.24,692 with 15 new deaths, according to data updated as of 8 a.m.

Active cases account for 0.06 percent of the total number of infections, while the national COVID-19 cure rate was 98.73 percent, the ministry said.

An increase of 1,636 cases was recorded in the number of active cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.03% while the weekly positivity rate was 0.84%, according to the ministry. On May 1, daily positivity was recorded at 1.07%.

The number of people who recovered from the disease rose to 4,26,28,073, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.22%.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the national COVID-19 vaccination campaign have exceeded 194.09 crore.

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 crossed 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and broke above the crore mark on December 19.

The country passed the grim milestone of two crores on May 4 and three crores on June 23 last year. The 15 new deaths include 13 from Kerala and one from Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.

A total of 5,24,692 deaths have been reported in the country so far, including 1,47,865 from Maharashtra, 69,786 from Kerala, 40,107 from Karnataka, 38,025 from Tamil Nadu, 26,212 from Delhi, 23,520 from Uttar Pradesh and 21,204 from West Bengal.

The ministry pointed out that more than 70% of deaths are due to comorbidities.

“Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that the distribution of figures by state is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

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