India’s COVID death toll climbed to nearly 4.40 lakh
Published: 01:43 PM, 2 September 2021
The death toll from coronavirus in India has climbed to 4,39,529 with 509 more fatalities, according to Union health ministry data updated on Thursday.
With 47,092 people testing positive for COVID-19, the country's total tally of cases rose to 3,28,57,937, while active cases have increased to 3,89,583, according to the data updated at 8:00 am.
The number of active cases has increased to 3,89,583 and comprise 1.19 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 97.48 percent, the ministry said. It said that active cases increased by 11,402 in a span of 24 hours.
The weekly positivity rate has been recorded at 2.62 percent. It has been below three percent for the last 69 days, it said. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has increased to 3,20,28,825, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.34 percent, the data stated.
With 81.09 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses being administered on Wednesday, the cumulative doses given in the country under the vaccination drive has reached 66.30 crore, according to the ministry.
India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7 last year, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16.
It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19 last year.
India crossed two crore cases on May 4 and three crore cases on June 23.
The 509 new fatalities include 173 from Kerala and 183 from Maharashtra, the ministry said.
It said that 4,39,529 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 1,37,496 from Maharashtra, 37,339 from Karnataka, 34,941 from Tamil Nadu, 25,082 from Delhi, 22,825 from Uttar Pradesh, 20,961 from Kerala and 18,459 from West Bengal.
The health ministry said that more than 70 percent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.