India recorded 45,231 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, government data shows. The daily case count was 3.6 per cent lower than yesterday’s 46,963. With this, the country’s overall coronavirus cases since January surged past 82.29 lakh.
In this period, 496 people lost their life to COVID-19. More than 1.2 lakh people have died of the highly infectious viral disease till now. The country’s Covid fatality rate has remained steady at 1.5 per cent.
Active cases dropped to 5.61 lakh as 53,285 people fought off COVID-19 over a one-day period. More than 75 lakh people have recovered from the coronavirus disease till now, pushing the recovery rate to 91.7 per cent.
However, the national average daily positivity rate, which indicates how widespread an infection is, has increased to 5.3 per cent from the earlier 4.6 per cent as 8.5 lakh tests were conducted in a day on Sunday.
Health experts and scientists have warned of a rise in cases as winter sets in and people venture out amid the ongoing festival season.