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Covid-19 Update: Active Coronavirus Cases At 555-Day Low, 8,439 New Infections Logged

Coronavirus Update India: In the last 24 hours, 8,439 people have tested positive for Covid-19. The active cases are now at 94,733, the lowest in 555 days.

Covid-19 Update: Active Coronavirus Cases At 555-Day Low, 8,439 New Infections Logged
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Covid-19 Update: Active Coronavirus Cases At 555-Day Low, 8,439 New Infections Logged
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2021-12-08T10:23:56+05:30

As 8,439 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in a 24 hours, India's infection tally rose to 3,46,56,822 on Wednesday, while the count of active cases declined to 93,733, the lowest in 555 days, the Union Health Ministry data showed.

With 195 more deaths, the death toll due to the coronavirus has climbed to 4,73,952, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been recorded below 10,000 for 12 straight days and less than 50,000 for 164 consecutive days now.

The active cases count has declined to 93,733, comprising 0.27 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020. The national Covid-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.36 per cent, the highest since March 2020, the ministry said.

A decrease of 1,281 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours, the data showed.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.70 per cent. It has been less than two per cent for the last 65 days.

The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 0.76 per cent. This has been below one per cent for the last 24 days, according to the health ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has surged to 3,40,89,137, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.37 per cent, the data showed.

The cumulative number of doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 129.54 crore.

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