New Delhi: India on Saturday reported 1,260 new coronavirus infections, 1,404 recoveries, and 83 deaths in 24 hours.
According to the Union health ministry data, India’s infection tally rose to 4,30,27,035, while the active cases dipped to 13,445.
The ministry data updated at 8 am showed that the total recoveries were at 4,24,92,326, while the death toll climbed to 5,21,264.
The active cases comprise 0.03 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate remained at 98.76 per cent.
A reduction of 227 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The country’s daily COVID positivity rate was reported to be at 0.24 per cent and the weekly positivity rate at 0.23 per cent.
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) April 2, 2022
The 83 new fatalities include 79 deaths from Kerala.
Of the 79 deaths, three were those which occurred in the last few days but were not recorded due to late receipt of documents, and 76 were designated as COVID-19 deaths after receiving appeals based on the new guidelines of the Centre and the directions of the Supreme Court, the Kerala government stated.
A total of 5,21,264 deaths linked to coronavirus have so far been reported in the country. This includes 1,47,785 from Maharashtra, 67,992 from Kerala, 40,054 from Karnataka, 38,025 from Tamil Nadu, 26,153 from Delhi, 23,496 from Uttar Pradesh and 21,197 from West Bengal.
Meanwhile, 184.52 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive.
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