NEW DELHI, August 28, 2022 (TBINN)
With 9,436 new COVID-19 cases being reported in a day, India’s tally of infections rose to 4,44,08,132, while the count of active cases has declined to 86,591, according to Union Health Ministry, today.
Count of active cases now comprises 0.19 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.62 per cent, the Ministry said.
A decline of 720 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 case-load in a span of 24 hours, the data showed.
Daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.93 per cent and the weekly positivity rate at 2.70 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry. Number of people who have recuperated from the disease has gone up to 4,37,93,787, while the case fatality rate stood at 1.19 per cent, as per the Ministry.
Besides, according to the Union Health Ministry, 211.66 crore doses of COVID vaccines have been administered in the country so far under the nation-wide vaccination drive.
Notably, the country crossed the grim milestones of two crore cases on May 4, 2021, three crore on June 23, 2021 and four crore in January 25 this year.
Thirty fresh fatalities caused due to the disease included six from Maharashtra, five from Delhi, four from Chhattisgarh, three from West Bengal, two each from Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and Karnataka and one each from Goa, Kerala, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan and Sikkim.