Covid-19: India's daily tally drops marginally with 10,256 new cases in 24 hours

Published on Aug 26, 2022 02:13 PM IST

Covid-19 in India: The active cases stood at 90,707, according to the health bulletin. The active cases comprise 0.20 per cent of the total infections.

A medical professional shows COVID-19 test results (Sonu Mehta / HT Photo)
A medical professional shows COVID-19 test results (Sonu Mehta / HT Photo)

India registered a single day rise of 10,256 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the country's cumulative tally of coronavirus infections to 44,389,176, the Union health ministry data showed on Friday. A decline of 3,340 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of a day.

The active cases stood at 90,707, according to the health bulletin. The active cases comprise 0.20 per cent of the total infections.

At the same time, the death toll climbed to 5,27,556 with 68 fatalities, includeing 29 deaths reconciled by Kerala.

The new deaths include six from Maharashtra, four each from Rajasthan and Delhi, three each from Chhattisgarh and Karnataka, two each from Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Punjab and West Bengal.

The daily positivity rate stood at 2.43 per cent, while the national Covid recovery rate was 98.61 per cent, the ministry said.

The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 3.02 per cent. A total of 88.43 crore Covid tests have been conducted so far with 4,22,322 conducted in the last 24 hours.

India's COVID-19 tally had surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. The country crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23 last year. It crossed the four-crore mark on January 25 this year.

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