After 40 days, India Covid cases fall below 50K

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The Union Health Ministry has said that India has witness a decrease in the daily active Covid cases.

“After 40 days, the Covid cases dipped below 50,000 after around 40 days, taking the country’s virus tally to 4,26,31,421, while the active cases declined to 5,37,045,” the health ministry informed on Sunday.

The health ministry said that India logged 44,877 infections, while the death toll climbed to 5,08,665 with 684 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

“A total of 37,379 people had tested positive for the infection in a day on January 4. The daily COVID-19 cases were recorded less than one lakh for seven consecutive days. The active cases comprise 1.26 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has further improved to 97.55 per cent,” the ministry informed.

It said that a reduction of 73,398 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

“The daily positivity rate was recorded at 3.17 per cent and the weekly positivity rate settled at 4.46 per cent, according to the ministry. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,15,85,711, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 per cent,” the ministry said.

The health ministry said that the cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 172.81 crore.

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