India logs 16,464 new Covid cases, 24 deaths

India on Monday recorded 16,464 new Covid-19 cases taking the total tally of Coronavirus infections to 4,40,36,275, according to data revealed by the Union Health Ministry. The active cases increased to 1,43,989 meanwhile, with 24 new fatalities, the death toll climbed to 5,26,396 on Monday.

As per the health ministry, the active cases comprise 0.33 percent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate stood at 98.48 percent.

An increase of 313 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 6.01 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was at 4.80 per cent, according to the health ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,33,65,890 while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.20 per cent.

According to the ministry, 204.34 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide Covid-19 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 two crore on May 4, three crore on June 23 last year and four crore on January 25 this year.





(With inputs from PTI)

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Harry Byrne

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