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India reports 3.06 lakh new COVID-19 cases and 439 deaths; active caseload highest in 241 days

The daily positivity rate now stands at 20.75 per cent while the weekly positivity rate is 17.03 per cent, according to the health ministry

New Delhi: India logged 3,06,064 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,95,43,328, while the active cases climbed to 22,49,335, the highest in 241 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

The death toll has climbed to 4,89,848 with 439 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases comprise 5.69 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate decreased to 93.07 per cent, the ministry said.

An increase of 62,130 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 7 August, 2020, 30 lakhs on 23 August, 40 lakhs on 5 September and 50 lakhs on 16 September. It went past 60 lakhs on 28 September, 70 lakhs on 11 October, crossed 80 lakhs on 29 October, 90 lakhs on 20 November and surpassed the one-crore mark on 19 December.

India crossed the grim milestone of two crores on 4 May, 2021 and three crores on 23 June, 2021.

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