India's daily COVID-19 death toll climbs to 431

The country's total COVID-19 death toll mounted to 4,43,928, while the total active cases stood at 3,39,056.


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India reported 34,403 new COVID-19 positive cases that pushed the total active cases to 3,39,056, according to the latest update by the Union Health Ministry on Friday.

The total COVID-19 active cases account for 1.02 per cent of the total confirmed cases of 3,33,47,325, while the total death toll mounted to 4,43,928 as 431 more people succumbed to the disease.

Kerala continued to report the highest number of COVID-19 active cases of 1,91,313 with the report of 8,115 new COVID-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours, the ministry stated.

However,  the trend of less than 50,000 daily new cases is being reported for the past 82 consecutive days now.

The country’s Recovery Rate currently is 97.65 per cent as 37,950 more recoveries were reported in the last 24 hours. The total number of recoveries reached 3,25,98,424 as of Friday.

The COVID-19 weekly positivity rate remained less than three per cent for last 84 days at 1.97 per cent, while the daily positivity rate also remained less than three per cent for last 18 days at 2.25 per cent.

Meanwhile, 54,77,01,729 total test have been conducted across the country so far and a total of 76,57,17,137 vaccine doses have been administered across the country so far under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive. More than 63.97 lakh doses were administered in the last 24 hours.

As many as 5,05,68,273 people in the age group 18-44 years have been vaccinated with the second dose of the vaccine across the country.

The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country, the ministry stated in a release.

 

First Published:Sept. 17, 2021, 11:22 a.m.

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