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India Covid-19 Update: 28,326 new Cases, 260 Fatalities Recorded in 24 Hours

Weekly positivity rate was recorded at 1.98 per cent. It has been below 3 per cent for the last 93 days, according to the Health Ministry.

A health worker takes swab samples of a passenger for COVID-19 testing at Dadar railway station in Mumbai, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. (PTI Photo/Kunal Patil)

New Delhi: India saw a single-day rise of 28,326 new coronavirus infections, taking the country’s total tally of cases to 3,36,52,745, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.

The death toll has climbed to 4,46,918 with 260 daily fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The active cases have increased to 3,03,476, comprising 0.90 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.77 per cent, the ministry said.

An increase of 2,034 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

Out of 28,326 new Covid cases and 260 deaths across India, 16,671 cases and 120 deaths were reported in Kerala, yesterday.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.90 per cent. It has been less than 3 per cent for last 27 days.

Weekly positivity rate was recorded at 1.98 per cent. It has been below 3 per cent for the last 93 days, according to the Health Ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,29,02,351, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 per cent. 

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 85.60 crore.

As per the Ministry of Health data, 85,60,81,527 Covid-19 doses have been administered since Jan 16, 2021 and out of these 68,42,786 doses were given in the last 24 hours.