India reports 14,917 Covid cases


PTI, Aug 15, 2022, 12:51 PM IST

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New Delhi: 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 have increased to 1,17,508, according to data updated by the Union Health Ministry on Monday.

The death 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 percent. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 4.65 percent, according to the ministry.

The active cases account for 0.27 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.54 percent, the ministry said.

An increase of 647 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,36,23,804, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 percent.

According to the ministry, 208.25 crore doses of Covid vaccines have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020; 30 lakhs on August 23; 40 lakhs on September 5, and 50 lakhs on September 16.

It went past 60 lakhs on September 28; 70 lakhs on October 11; 80 lakhs on October 29; and 90 lakhs on November 20. It surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of two crore cases on May 4, three crores on June 23 last year, and four crores on January 25 this year.

The 28 new fatalities included five from Delhi, three each from Karnataka and Maharashtra, two each from Chhattisgarh, Nagaland, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal, and one each from Assam, Chandigarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Odisha, and Uttarakhand.

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