India records 975 fresh COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths

16-04-2022 10:07:42
By : Twinkle Singh


India's COVID-19 tally climbed to 4,30,40,947 on Saturday with 975 more people testing positive for the viral disease, while the active cases increased to 11,366, according to Union health ministry data.


The death toll reached 5,21,747 with four more fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.


The active cases comprise 0.03 per cent of the total infections. The national COVID-19 recovery rate remained at 98.76 per cent, the ministry said.


An increase of 175 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.


The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.32 per cent and the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 0.26 per cent, the ministry said.


The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,25,07,834. The case fatality rate stands at 1.21 per cent, it added.


The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive has exceeded 186.38 crore.


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 went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19.


India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore on May 4, 2021, and 3 crore on June 23.


The four new fatalities include one each from Haryana, Maharashtra, Mizoram and Odisha.


Of the total 5,21,747 deaths reported so far in the country, 1,47,827 were from Maharashtra, 68,402 from Kerala, 40,057 from Karnataka, 38,025 from Tamil Nadu, 26,158 from Delhi, 23,499 from Uttar Pradesh and 21,200 from West Bengal.


The health ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.


"Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research," the ministry said on its website, adding that the state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.


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