India reports 42,909 COVID infections, 380 deaths in 24 hours

COVID testing equipment. [FPK File Photo/Zainab]

Srinagar: In the last 24 hours, India reported 42,909 COVID infections, which took the total tally of cases to 3,27,37,939, while active cases registered an increase for the fifth consecutive day, according to the Health Ministry of India data updated on Monday.

The death toll has climbed to 4,38,210 with 380 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The number of active cases has increased to 3,76,324 and comprises 1.15 per cent of the total infections. The COVID recovery rate has been recorded at 97.51 per cent, the Health Ministry said.

It said active cases in the country increased by 7,766 cases in a span of 24 hours.

The ministry said that 14,19,990 COVID tests were conducted on Sunday, taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far in the country to 52,01,46,525.

The daily positivity rate has been recorded at 3.02 percent. It is above three percent after 35 days, it said.

The weekly positivity rate has been recorded at 2.41 percent. It has been below three percent for the last 66 days, according to the Health Ministry.

The 380 new fatalities include 131 from Maharashtra and 75 from Kerala. A total of 4,38,210 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 1,37,157 from Maharashtra, 37,278 from Karnataka, 34,878 from Tamil Nadu, 25,080 from Delhi, 22,818 from Uttar Pradesh, 20,541 from Kerala and 18,423 from West Bengal.


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