India on Monday saw a slight decline in the Covid cases as it reported 14,917 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours with its active caseload standing at 1,17,508, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed.
An increase of 647 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The toll has climbed to 5,27,069 with 32 fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.
The Ministry informed that the active caseload of the country stood at 0.27 per cent while its recovery rate was 98.54 per cent.
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The Union territory now has 18 active cases, while 10,367 people have recovered from the disease so far, including six in the last 24 hours.
A total of 129 patients have succumbed to the infection to date.
Odisha’s COVID-19 tally rose to 13,23,052 on Monday as 381 more people, including 84 children, tested positive for the infection, a health bulletin said.
The COVID-19 death toll rose to 9,156 as a 55-year-old woman died in Rayagada. Fifty-three other patients have died due to comorbidities so far, the health department said.
The state had logged 488 infections and a fatality on Monday.
Single-day recoveries outnumbered fresh COVID-19 cases in Arunachal Pradesh on Monday as 21 more people recuperated from the disease and six new infections were reported, a senior health official said.
The caseload in the northeastern state rose to 66,402 while, 65,925 people have been cured of the disease, he said.
The toll remained unchanged at 296 as no new fatality due to the infection was recorded in the last 24 hours, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said.
Among the new cases, two were reported from the Capital Complex Region and one each from Changlang, Lower Siang, Shi Yomi and Tawang districts, the official said.
Arunachal Pradesh currently has 181 active cases, the SSO said.
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Maharashtra’s Thane district has recorded 332 new COVID-19 cases, taking its infection count to 7,36,894, a health official said on Monday.
With the addition of the latest cases on Sunday, the district currently has 1,446 active cases, he said.
One death was also reported on Sunday, which raised the toll in Thane to 11,938, he said.
The count of recoveries has reached 7,23,932, he added.
With 14,917 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India’s case tally rose to 4,42,68,381, while the active cases increased to 1,17,508, according to data updated by the Union Health Ministry on Monday.
The toll has climbed to 5,27,069 with 32 fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated. In the latest figure, Kerala has reconciled four earlier fatalities.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 7.52 per cent. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 4.65 per cent, according to the ministry.
The active cases account for 0.27 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.54 per cent, the ministry said.
An increase of 647 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.