India records over 8,000 fresh Covid-19 infections, 119 more fatalities
The single-day rise in coronavirus infections fell below 10,000 after two months, with 8,013 cases taking India’s total tally to 4,29,24,130, while active cases have declined to 1,02,601, according to Union health ministry data updated on Monday.
On December 28 last year, 9,195 people were infected in a day.
The death toll has climbed to 5,13,843 with 119 daily fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.
The daily COVID-19 cases have been recorded at less than one lakh for 22 consecutive days.
The active cases comprise 0.24 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has further improved to 98.56 percent, the health ministry said.
A reduction of 8,871 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in 24 hours, it said.
The daily positivity rate has been recorded at 1.11 percent, while the weekly positivity rate has been recorded at 1.17 percent, according to the health ministry.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease increased to 4,23,07,686, while the case fatality rate has been recorded at 1.20 percent.
The cumulative doses administered so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive have exceeded 177.50 crores.
India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed two crore cases on May 4 and three crore cases on June 23.