India recorded 6,168 new cases of the novel Covid-19 virus in the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Friday (September 2), the total recovery rate reached at around 98.68 per cent and total recoveries data reached to 4,38,55,365.
The total active cases of COVID-19 in India have decreased to 59,210, the health ministry data showed today. Yesterday, the registered active cases were 62,748.
A decrease of 3,538 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The active cases comprise 0.13 per cent of the total infections, the ministry said.
The total death toll in the country is now at 5,27,932. In India, the first death due to the COVID pandemic was reported in March 2020.
The daily positivity rate on September 2 was recorded 1.94 per cent.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 88,64,66,255 samples have been tested up to September 1 for COVID-19. Of these 3,18,642 samples were tested on Thursday.
Under the nationwide vaccination drive, 22,40,162 doses of COVID vaccines were administered during this period taking the total number of vaccine doses jabbed so far to 212.75 crore.
India’s COVID-19 infection tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, 50 lakh on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and the one-crore mark on December 19, 2020.