India reports 172,433 new cases of COVID-19 infection, 1,008 deaths in last 24 hours

A health worker collecting swab samples from a woman for a Covid-19 test at Gardiner Hospital in Patna on January 29, 2022. (Aftab Alam Siddiqui/IANS)

India reports 172,433 new cases of COVID-19 infection, 1,008 deaths in last 24 hours

New Delhi, February 3, 2022

India's daily COVID-19 cases rose slightly to 172,433 in the last 24 hours while the number of deaths came down significantly to 1,008 in this period.

The number of 1,008 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours included 335 previously unreported fatalities in Kerala, where the data of the past many months is being reconciled and updated as per the broadened definition of COVID-19 deaths under new guidelines.

Yesterday, the country had registered 161,386 new cases of COVID-19 infection and 1,733 deaths, including as many as 1,063 previously undeclared deaths in Kerala.

If the 335 previously unreported deaths in Kerala are not counted, the number of people who died of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours in India was 673, as commpared to 670 yesterday.

With the latest data released by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) this morning, the death toll in the country from COVID-19 so far has climbed to 498,983 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 41,803,318 today.

Not counting the 335 previously unreported fatalities in Kerala, the 673 deaths posted in India in the last 24 hours included 165 deaths in Kerala, 81 in Karnataka, 79 in Maharashtra, 37 in Tamil Nadu, 35 in West Bengal, 34 in Gujarat, 28 in Punjab, 27 in Delhi, 22 in Rajasthan, 21 in Uttar Pradesh, 19 in Odisha, 18 in Assam, 14 in Chhattisgarh, 17 in Haryana, 11 in Andhra Pradesh, and 10 in Uttarakhand.

Other States reported less than ten deaths each, with six States and Union Territories posting zero deaths during this period.

The number of those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the country rose to 39,770,414 today, up 259,107 from yesterday. The recovery rate improved to 95.14% from 94.91% yesterday.

The number of active cases of COVID-19 in the country fell for the ninth consecutive day today, going down by 82,682 to 1,533,921 today.

Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 167.87 crore today, including 55.10 lakh doses administered in the last 24 hours.

The Daily Positivity Rate rose to 10.99% while the Weekly Positivity Rate dropped to 12.98%.

A total of 73.41 crore COVID-19 tests have been conducted so far in the country, including 15.69 lakh tests done in the last 24 hours.

NNN

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