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India reports 149,394 COVID cases; death toll reaches 500,000


Nepalnews
2022 Feb 04, 11:47, New Delhi
A healthcare worker takes a swab sample from a woman to be tested for coronavirus disease (COVID-19), January 12, 2021. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

India's total COVID-19 death toll breached the 500,000 mark as the country logged 1,072 fresh fatalities along with 149,394 fresh COVID cases in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed on Friday.

The death toll in the country stands at 500,055. With 142,859 deaths, Maharashtra has reported the most fatalities in the country, followed by Kerala (56,701), Karnataka (39,197), Tamil Nadu (37,666), Delhi (25,932), and Uttar Pradesh (23,277).

The cumulative COVID-19 caseload reported in the country has risen to 41,952,712 including 1,435,569 active cases. Active cases account for 3.42 percent of the total cases.

As many as 246,674 recoveries were reported in the last 24 hours thereby taking the total recoveries in the country to 40,017,088. The recovery rate currently is at 95.39 percent.

Of the 1,611,666 tests conducted in the last 24 hours, a daily positivity rate of 9.27 percent was reported. Moreover, 735.8 million total tests have been conducted so far.

The ministry informed that as many as 1.6847 billion vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

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