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India reports nearly 5,000 new Covid cases: The Tribune IndiaNews WAALI

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New Delhi, September 24th

With 4,912 new coronavirus infections reported in a day, the number of cases in India rose to 4,45,63,337 while active cases fell to 44,436, according to data from the Union Ministry of Health updated on Saturday.

The death toll has risen to 5,28,487 with 38 deaths, including 19 deaths reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8am said.

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The 19 deaths reported within 24 hours include two each from Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana and Karnataka.

Active cases accounted for 0.1 percent of total infections, while the national recovery rate rose to 98.71 percent, the health ministry said.

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Within 24 hours, there was a decrease of 845 cases in the number of active cases, it said.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.62 percent, while the weekly positivity rate was 1.69 percent, it said.

The number of recoveries rose to 4,39,90,414 while the death rate stood at 1.19 percent.

According to the ministry, 217.41 million vaccine doses have so far been administered in the country as part of the nationwide vaccination campaign.

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