2202 new cases of Covid in India; 22 deaths, most from Kerala

According to data from the Union Health Ministry, India reported 2,202 new Covid-19 infections on Monday, while the number of active cases fell to 17,317.

There were also 27 new deaths, while the number of active cases decreased by 375 in the past 24 hours.

The 27 new deaths are spread across 22 new cases in Kerala, three in Delhi, and one each in Maharashtra and Jammu and Kashmir. Current active cases make up 0.04 percent of the total infection rate, while the Covid recovery rate is 98.74 percent.

According to the health ministry, the daily positivity rate was 0.74 percent and the weekly positivity rate was 0.59 percent.

The city had on Saturday recorded 673 new cases and four deaths, the highest number in over two months. On Sunday, Delhi recorded 613 new Covid cases and three deaths.

A total of 4,25,82,243 people recovered from this disease in the country, while the case fatality rate was 1.22 percent.

In the national COVID-19 vaccination drive so far, 191.37 crore doses have been administered.

On August 7, 2020, India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed 20 lakh, 30 lakh, 40 lakh, and 50 lakh. On September 16, it crossed the one crore mark after passing 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20, and one crore on December 19.

There have been 5,24,241 deaths reported in the country so far, including 1,47,855 deaths in Maharashtra, 69,385 deaths in Kerala, 40,105 deaths in Karnataka, 38,025 deaths in Tamil Nadu, 26,195 deaths in Delhi, 23,513 deaths in Uttar Pradesh, and 21,203 deaths in West Bengal. More than 70 percent of deaths were caused by comorbid illnesses, the ministry said.

The Indian Council of Medical Research and Ministry of Health are reconciling our figures, the ministry said on its website, adding that the state-by-state distribution will be verified and reconciled.