India records 3,962 new cases of COVID-19 infection, 26 deaths in last 24 hours
Health workers collecting swab samples for COVID-19 tests at KR Market, in Bengaluru on May 4, 2022.IANS

India records 3,962 new cases of COVID-19 infection, 26 deaths in last 24 hours

New Delhi, June 4, 2022

India today recorded 3,962 new cases of COVID-19 infection -- slightly lower than yesterday's number -- and 26 deaths in the last 24 hours.

The 26 deaths registered today included 20 previously undeclared COVID-19 fatalities of the past few weeks in Kerala. The remaining six deaths included three in Maharashtra, two in Mizoram and one in Punjab.

The 3,962 new cases of COVID-19 posted today included 1,278 in Kerala, 1,134 in Maharashtra, 345 in Delhi, 259 in Karnataka and 226 in Haryana.

India had yesterday added 4,041 fresh cases of COVID-19 infection and ten deaths, including six previously undeclared COVID-19 fatalities in Kerala.

With the latest data released by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare this morning, the death toll in the country from COVID-19 so far has gone up to 524,677 today.

The total number of cases of infection till now, since the first cases of COVID-19 were reported in India in late January 2020, rose to 43,172,547 today.

The number of those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the country went up to 42,625,454 today, up 2,697 from yesterday. The recovery rate stood at 98.73%.

However, the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the country went up for the 12th consecutive day today, by 1,239 to 22,416.

Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 193.96 crore today, including 11.67 lakh doses given in the last 24 hours.

The Daily Positivity Rate stood at 0.89% and the Weekly Positivity Rate at 0.77% today.

A total of 85.22 crore COVID-19 tests have been conducted so far in the country, including 4.45 lakh tests done in the last 24 hours.

NNN

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