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India reports 2,593 fresh Covid-19 cases, active cases at 15,873

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Guwahati: With 2,593 new coronavirus infections being reported on Sunday, India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 4,30,57,545, while the active cases increased to 15,873, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

The death count climbed to 5, 22,193 with 44 fresh fatalities. The active cases comprise 0.04 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded as 98.75 percent.

An increase of 794 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The daily positivity rate was recorded as 0.59 percent and the weekly positivity rate as 0.54 percent

Meanwhile, the cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive have exceeded 187.67 crores.

India’s Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakhs on August 23, 40 lakhs on September 5, and 50 lakhs on September 16. It went past 60 lakhs on September 28, 70 lakhs on October 11, crossed 80 lakhs on October 29, 90 lakhs on November 20, and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19.

The country crossed the grim milestone of two crores on May 4 and three crores on June 23 last year.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a meeting with chief ministers on the emerging Covid-19 situation in the country on Wednesday through video conference, official sources said on Saturday. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan will make a presentation on the matter.

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