India recorded a single-day rise of 2,151 new COVID-19 cases, the highest in five months, while the active cases increased to 11,903, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday (March 29).
A total of 2,208 cases were recorded on October 28 last year.
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According to the data updated at 8 am, the daily positivity was recorded at 1.51 per cent, while the weekly positivity was pegged at 1.53 per cent.
Seven deaths in three states
The COVID-19 death toll has increased to 5,30,848 with seven latest fatalities – three reported by Maharashtra, one by Karnataka, and three by Kerala.
The total tally of coronavirus cases was recorded at 4.47 crore (4,47,09,676). The active cases now comprises 0.03 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 98.78 per cent, according to the ministry website.
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The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,41,66,925, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 per cent.
According to the ministry’s website, 220.65 crore doses of COVID vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive.
(With inputs from agencies)