India reports 20,528 fresh cases of COVID-19 infection, 49 deaths in last 24 hours
New Delhi, July 17, 2022
India on Sunday reported 20,528 fresh cases of COVID-19 infection -- more than Saturday's number -- and 49 deaths in the last 24 hours.
This is the fourth consecutive day that the number of new cases of infection has remained above 20,000 after remaining below that level for close to five months.
The country had on Saturday recorded 20,044 fresh cases of COVID-19 infection and 56 deaths.
Kerala accounted for 2,871 of the 20,528 new cases of infection today, followed by 2,839 cases in West Bengal, 2,340 in Tamil nadu, 1,374 in Karnataka, 1,065 in Odisha, 777 in Gujarat, 672 in Assam, 608 in Telangana, 536 in Andhra Pradesh, 505 in Chhattisgarh, 491 in Delhi, 436 in Haryana, 428 in Himachal Pradesh, and 411 in Uttar Pradesh.
Of the 49 deaths, Kerala accounted for 17, followed by eight in Maharashtra, six in West Bengal, three each in Karnataka and Punjab, two each in Assam, Delhi and Jharkhand, and one each in Bihar, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Puducherry, Tripura and Uttarakhand.
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 525,709 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 43,750,599 today.
The number of those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the country rose to 43,081,441 today, up 17,790 from yesterday. The recovery rate stood at 98.47%.
The number of active cases went up for the 54th consecutive day today, by 2,689 to 143,449.
Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 199.98 crore today, including 25.59 lakh doses given in the last 24 hours.
The Daily Positivity Rate stood at 5.23% and the Weekly Positivity Rate at 4.55% today.
A total of 86.94 crore COVID-19 tests have been conducted so far in the country, including 3.92 lakh tests done in the last 24 hours.