India recorded 4,043 new Covid-19 cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry yesterday, the total recovery rate reached at around 98.71 per cent and total recoveries data reached to 4,39,67,340.
The total active cases of COVID-19 in India have decreased to 47,379, the health ministry data showed today. Yesterday, the registered active cases were around 48,027.
A decrease of 648 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The active cases comprise 0.11 per cent of the total infections, the ministry said. The total death toll in the country is now at 5,28,370. In India, the first death due to the COVID pandemic was reported in March 2020.
The daily positivity rate on September 20 was recorded at 1.96 per cent.
India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 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.
The country crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23 last year. It crossed the four-crore mark on January 25 this year.