NEW DELHI: India saw a single-day rise of 12,428 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest in 238 days, while the active cases declined to 1,63,816, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.
With the fresh cases, the total caseload climbed to 3,42,02,202 out of which 3,35,83,318 people have recuperated from the disease, while the case fatality rate was at 1.33 per cent as the death toll climbed to 4,55,068 with 356 fresh fatalities that include 281 from Kerala, 14 from Tamil Nadu, 12 from Maharashtra and 11 from West Bengal, according to the data updated at 8 am.
Kerala has reconciled 228 fatalities from the previous period, officials said, adding that 53 deaths have been reported from the state in the last 24 hours.
The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 30,000 for 31 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 120 consecutive days now.
The active cases comprise 0.49 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.18 per cent, the highest since March 2020, the ministry said.
A decrease of 3,879 cases has been recorded in the total active number of COVID-19 cases in a span of 24 hours.
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