With 1,206 more people losing their lives due to Covid in past 24 hours, the death toll has climbed to 40,7145.Of the 1,206 fatalities, Maharashtra reported the highest number of deaths (738), followed by Kerala (130) and Karantaka (68).
The recovery rate has further increased to 92.70%. In the last 24 hours, as many as 45, 254 patients were discharged. The active caseload has declined to 4,55,033, constituting merely 1.48% of total infections, according to health ministry.
Daily positivity rate stands at 2.19%, which is less than 3% for 19 consecutive days. On the other hand, the weekly positive rate is at 2.34%.
A total of 19,55,225 samples were tested yesterday for detection of Covid-19. So far, the country has tested over 42.90 crore samples, as per Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
The country is continuing its fight against Covid and has administered over 37.21 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses so far under its nationwide program. Of this, 30,55,802 doses were administered yesterday.
India’s Covid-19 tally crossed the 20 lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of two crore cases on May 4 and three crore cases on June 23.
(With inputs from agencies)