06 Dec 2021, 13:49

Active COVID-19 cases in country lowest in 552 days

NEWDELHI, Dec 6, 2021 (BSS/PTI)-With 8,306 people testing positive for
coronavirus infection in a day, India's total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to
3,46,41,561, while the active cases declined to 98,416, the lowest in 552
days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

    The death toll climbed to 4,73,537 with 211 fresh fatalities, according
to the data updated at 8 am.

    The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been recorded below
10,000 for ten straight days and less than 50,000 for 162 consecutive days

     The active cases comrpise 0.28 per cent of the total infections, the
lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was
recorded at 98.35 per cent, the ministry said.

     A decrease of 739 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19
caseload in a span of 24 hours.

    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 two crore on May 4 and three crore on
June 23.

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