India sees 3,824 new Covid-19 cases, highest daily surge in 6 months

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At 18,389, the active cases comprise 0.04 per cent of the total infections. Representative image. Photo: Manorama

New Delhi: According to Union health ministry data, India witnessed the largest single-day increase of 3,824 Covid-19 infections in 184 days on Sunday, with the number of active cases rising to 18,389.

With the fresh infections, India's Covid-19 tally rose to 4.47 crore (4,47,22,605). The death toll climbed to 5,30,881 with five deaths, the data updated at 8 am stated.

One death each was reported from Delhi, Haryana, Kerala and Rajasthan in a span of 24 hours and one was reconciled by Kerala.

At 18,389, the active cases comprise 0.04 per cent of the total infections. The national Covid-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.77 per cent, according to the health ministry website.

The daily positivity rate stood at 2.87 per cent and the weekly positivity rate at 2.24 per cent.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,41,73,335, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 per cent.

According to the ministry's website, 220.66 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

(With PTI inputs)

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