According to statistics from the Union Health Ministry updated on Monday, India registered 16,935 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 4,37,67,534, and the daily positive rate was over 6% after 161 days.
The figures updated at 8 am showed that there are now 1,44,264 active cases and 5,25,760 deaths, including 51 additional fatalities.
The government said that the national COVID-19 recovery rate was 98.47 percent, while the active cases make up 0.33 percent of all infections.
In the last 24 hours, there has been an increase of 815 cases in the COVID-19 active caseload.
According to the ministry, the weekly positivity rate was 4.58 percent, and the daily positivity rate was 6.48 percent.
2,61,470 tests for COVID-19 detection were carried out in the previous 24 hours, bringing the total number of tests for COVID-19 detection to over 86.96 crores, according to the statement.
4,30,97,510 persons have recovered from the illness, and the case fatality rate has been reported at 1.20 percent. Over 200 billion doses of the COVID vaccine have reportedly been given across the nation so far as part of the COVID-19 immunization campaign.
On August 7, 2020, India’s COVID-19 total had reached 20 lakh; on August 23, it reached 30 lakh; on September 5, it advanced to 40 lakh; on September 16, it reached 50 lakh.
It exceeded the 60 lakh threshold on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20, and 1 crore on December 19. On May 4 and June 23 of last year, the nation reached a depressing two and three crore population, respectively. On January 25 of this year, the four-crore threshold was reached.
The 51 additional deaths include 29 from Kerala, 5 from West Bengal, 3 from Assam, 1 from Delhi, 1 from Karnataka, 1 from Manipur, 1 from Nagaland, and 1 from Punjab, 1 from Sikkim, and 1 from Tamil Nadu.