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India logs 30,256 new Covid cases, 295 more deaths

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New Delhi, September 20

With 30,256 people testing positive for coronavirus infection, India’s total tally of Covid cases rose to 3,34,78,419, while the active cases declined to 3,18,181, the lowest in 1,83 days, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Monday.

The death toll climbed to 4,45,133 with 295 more fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The active cases have declined to 3,18,181 comprising 0.95 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national Covid recovery rate was recorded at 97.72 per cent, the health ministry said.

A reduction of 13,977 cases has been recorded in the active Covid caseload in a span of 24 hours.

Also, 11,77,607 tests were conducted on Sunday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far to 55,36,21,766.

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The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.57 per cent. It has been less than 3 per cent for the last 21 days.

The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.07 per cent. It has been below 3 per cent for the last 87 days, according to the health ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has surged to 3,27,15,105, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 per cent, it said.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive has exceeded 80.85 crore, according to the ministry.

The 295 fresh fatalities include 152 from Kerala and 49 from Maharashtra.

Of the 4,45,133 deaths reported so far in the country, 1,38,518 are from Maharashtra, 37,603 from Karnataka, 35,337 from Tamil Nadu, 25,085 from Delhi, 23,591 from Kerala, 22,887 from Uttar Pradesh and 18,652 from West Bengal. PTI

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