India records spike of 8,329 COVID cases, the highest over 100 days

The count of active cases has jumped to 40,370

Experts point towards non-adherence of COVID appropriate behaviour and people being unenthusiastic about getting the booster dose | File photo

The country saw a single-day rise of over 8,000 fresh COVID cases after 103 days on June 11. This pushes India’s infection tally to 4,32,13,435, while the count of active cases jumped to 40,370, as per Union Health Ministry data on Saturday.

A total of 8,329 new coronavirus cases were reported in a span of 24 hours, while the death toll due to the disease has climbed to 5,24,757, with 10 fatalities being recorded, the data updated at 8 am showed.

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The active cases now comprise 0.09 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.69 per cent, the ministry said.

An increase of 4,103 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours, the data showed.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.41 per cent and the weekly positivity rate at 1.75 per cent, according to the health ministry.

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The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has surged to 4,26,48,308, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.21 per cent.

The cumulative number of doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 194.92 crore.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, 50 lakh on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and the one-crore mark on December 19, 2020.

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The country crossed the grim milestones of two crore cases on May 4, 2021, and three crore on June 23.

(With Agency inputs)