File photo of a health worker collecting swab samples for COVID-19 tests at KR Market, in Bengaluru on January 12, 2022. (IANS)

File photo of a health worker collecting swab samples for COVID-19 tests at KR Market, in Bengaluru on January 12, 2022. (IANS)

India's daily COVID-19 cases dip to 4,184, deaths to 104 in last 24 hours

New Delhi, March 10, 2022

India today recorded a dip in its daily COVID-19 cases to 4,184 and in the number of deaths to 104 in the last 24 hours as the spread of the coronavirus pandemic maintained a decelerating trend across the country.

The 104 deaths registered today included as many as 71 previously undeclared fatalities in Kerala.

The country had yesterday logged 4,575 fresh cases of COVID-19 infection and 145 deaths, including as many as 100 previously undeclared COVID-19 fatalities in Kerala.

If the 71 previously unreported deaths in Kerala are not counted, the number of people who died of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours in India is 33 as compared to 45 posted 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 515,459 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 42,980,067 today.

Not counting the 71 previously unreported fatalities in Kerala, the 33 deaths reported in India in the last 24 hours included 17 deaths in Kerala -- the only state where the fatalities are still in double-digits.

All other States reported less than ten COVID-19 deaths each, with as many as 24 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 42,420,120 today, up 6,554 from yesterday. The recovery rate stood at 98.70%.

The number of active cases of COVID-19 in the country dropped further to 44,488 today, down 2,474 from yesterday.

Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 179.53 crore today, including 18.23 lakh doses given in the last 24 hours.

The Daily Positivity Rate decreased to 0.49% and the Weekly Positivity Rate to 0.58%.

A total of 77.60 crore COVID-19 tests have been conducted so far in the country, including 8.73 lakh tests done in the last 24 hours.


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