India's daily COVID-19 tally crosses the 2000 mark; active cases now stand at 14,787
With 2,124 COVID cases on Tuesday, India's daily COVID-19 tally crosses the 14,500 mark. As per the reports, the daily surge saw a 130-case uptick from the previous day's register, pushing the cumulative count up to 4,31,42,192 cases. A total of 17 COVID-19 fatalities were also reported in the last 24 hours, pushing the death toll to 5,24,507.
Active testing, inoculation limit COVID rise
According to Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday, 8 AM, there are about 14,787 active COVID-19 cases in India, which accounts for about 0.03% of the total infection load. Recovery rate, on the other hand, is at 98.75% in India. A total of 4,26,02,714 patients have successfully recuperated from coronavirus so far.
Meanwhile, the daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.46% and a similar 0.49% was noted for weekly positivity here. This suggests that even as the numbers are rising, the overall pandemic situation is well under control.
This can be attributed to fast-paced COVID testing and active vaccination in India. Over 192.67 crore doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered, under the nationwide COVID-19 inoculation drive.
A timeline of COVID-19 tally in India
While India reported its first ever COVID-19 case in January 2020 in Kerala, it was only in August '20 when the nation crossed the 20-lakh mark. The cases then rose steeply to 30 lakh in the next 2 weeks and then up to 40 lakh on September 5, followed by 50 lakh on September 16, 2020.
The rising trends continued at the same rate, going past the 60-lakh count on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29 and finally exceeding the 90 lakh mark in November to breach over 1 crore cases in December.
When India stepped into the second wave of the pandemic, cases grew rapidly, clocking two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23. Since then, the pandemic whip has been low, bringing the tally to around 4.26 crores. However, the public is advised to take all necessary precautions against the infection. Following all personal and public safety norms, such as wearing masks, using sanitisers and maintaining safe social distance.