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India Records 13,166 New COVID-19 Cases - NDTV

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Covid-19 Cases in India: The daily positivity rate was recorded as 1.28per centNew Delhi: India logged 13,166 new coronavirus infections, taking thetotal tally of COVID-19 cases to4,28,94,345,while the active cases declined to 1,34,235,according to theUnion Health Ministry data updated on Friday.Thedeath toll climbed to5,13,226with 302 fresh fatalities,the data updated at 8 am stated.The dailyCOVID-19 cases have remained less than one lakh for 19 consecutive days.

 
The active cases comprise0.31 per cent of the total infections,while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has further improved to 98.49 per cent, the ministry said. A reduction of 14,124cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
 
The dailypositivity rate was recorded as 1.28per cent whilethe weekly positivity rate was recorded as1.48 per cent, according to the ministry.Thenumber of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,22,46,884 while the case fatality rate was recorded as1.20 per cent.The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded176.
 
86crore. 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 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 on May 4 and three crore on June 23 last year.
 
The302 new fatalities include 212 from Kerala and 19 each from Maharashtra and Karnataka.A total of 5,13,226 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,43,675 from Maharashtra, 64,803 from Kerala,39,885 from Karnataka,37,997 from Tamil Nadu, 26,115 from Delhi, 23,446 from Uttar Pradesh and 21,165 from West Bengal.The ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities."Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research," the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.
 
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