New Delhi: India witnessed a single-day rise of 36 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the lowest since March 2020, while the active caseload declined to 1,844, according to Union Health Ministry data. The number of fatalities currently stands at 5,31,897 (5.31 lakh), the data, updated at 8 am on Tuesday, showed. The total number of Covid cases currently stands at 4.49 crore.
The national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 98.81 per cent, according to the ministry’s website.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has risen to 4,44,59,838 (4.44 crore) while the case fatality rate is at 1.18 per cent.
According to the ministry’s website, 220.66 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country under the nationwide vaccination drive.
Earlier on Monday, the country logged 63 new coronavirus infections, while the active cases had dipped to 1,910 from 1,925.
Mumbai did not report a single COVID-19 case in the last 24 hours, the first time there was no addition to the tally since February 13, a civic official said. It was the fifth time no case was reported during this year and the ninth occasion since March 12, 2020, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation official said.
The tally was 11,63,913, while the toll stood at 19,773. The city has not reported any death since June 7 this year, the official pointed out.
The recovery count increased by seven in the last 24 hours and stood at 11,44,100, leaving the city with an active caseload of 40.
As per BMC data, 1,88,89,953 coronavirus tests have been conducted in the city so far, including 661 in the last 24 hours. The recovery rate is 98.3 per cent, the overall growth rate of cases between June 12 and 18 is 0.0005 per cent. The caseload doubling time is 1,40,980 days, as per official data.
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