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India records 201 new Covid-19 infections, active cases rise to 3,397

India records 201 new Covid-19 infections, active cases rise to 3,397

India reported 201 new coronavirus infections, raising the tally to 4.46 crore, while the active cases increased to 3,397, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.

The death toll stands at 5,30,691 with one fatality reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am by the ministry stated.

The daily positivity was recorded at 0.15 per cent and the weekly positivity at 0.14 per cent. A total of 90.97 crore tests for detection of Covid-19 have been conducted so far, with 1,36,315 tests being conducted in the last 24 hours, the ministry said.

The active cases comprise 0.01 per cent of the total infections. The national Covid-19 recovery rate has increased to 98.80 per cent, it said.

An increase of 17 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 case count in a span of 24 hours, the ministry said.

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The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,41,42,791, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 per cent.

India has so far recorded at 4.46 crore (4,46,76,879) Covid-19 cases.

According to the ministry`s website, 220.04 crore doses of coronavirus vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide Covid-19 inoculation drive.

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, 2020. The country crossed the grim milestone of two crore cases on May 4, 2021, three crore on June 23 and four crore cases on January 25 this year. 

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