With 9,765 new coronavirus infections reported in one day, India’s total COVID-19 case count increased to 3,46,06,541, while active cases rose to 99,763, according to data from the Union Ministry of Health. updated on Thursday. The death toll rose to 4,69,724 with 477 recent deaths, including 403 from Kerala, according to data updated at 8 a.m. The ministry said the daily increase in new coronavirus infections has been less than 50,000 for 158 consecutive days. Active cases comprise 0.29 percent of total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate stood at 98.35 percent, the ministry said. There has been an increase of 740 cases in the burden of active COVID-19 cases in a 24-hour span. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.89 percent. It has been less than two percent in the past 59 days. The weekly positivity rate was also recorded at 0.85 percent. The number of people who have recovered from the disease increased to 3,40,37,054, while the fatality rate was recorded at 1.36 percent.
First published: IST