The daily new Covid-19 infections plummet below 10,000 for the fourth time this month taking the country’s tally of 19 cases to 1, 09, and 25,710. The fresh fatalities remained below 100 for the tenth time this month, according to Union health ministry data updated on Tuesday.
A total of 9,121 new cases were reported in a day. The death toll increased to 1,55,813 with 81 new fatalities. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease increased to 1,06,33, 025 which translates to a national Covid-19 recovery rate of 97.32 per cent, while the Covid-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.43 per cent. The Covid-19 active caseload remained below 1.5 lakh. There are 1,36,872 active coronavirus infections in the country which comprise 1.25 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated. The country’s Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16.
“Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.