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COVID-19 Positivity Rate Past 1% Again After Two Months As Cases Surge

COVID-19 Positivity Rate Past 1% Again After Two Months As Cases Surge

New Delhi: India’s COVID-19 case positivity rate went past 1% again after over two months as the country witnessed a single-day rise of 3,157 infections and 26 fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday, May 2.

The rise reported on Monday pushed the overall COVID-19 tally of the country to 4,30,82,345 cases and 5,23,869 deaths, the data said.

The number of active cases rose by 408 in a 24-hour span to reach 19,500, the data updated at 8 am showed.

At 1.07%, the daily positivity went past 1% again after a little over two months, the ministry said. It was at 1.11% on February 27.

The weekly rate was 0.70%, according to the health ministry.

The death toll has climbed to 5,23,869 with the 26 new fatalities being reported.

The active cases constitute 0.05% of the total infections, while the country’s COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.74%, the health ministry said.

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The number of people who have recuperated from the disease rose to 4,25,38,976, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.22%.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 1.89 billion.

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 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.


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