A single-day rise of 50,040 fresh COVID-19 infections took India's tally to 3,02,33,183 while the number of active cases reduced to 5,86,403, according to Union Health Ministry data on Sunday.
“In this difficult and extraordinary situation of calamity, the way the people of all the states affected by the cyclone have shown courage, in this hour of crisis, with great patience, discipline – I respectfully, heartily want to appreciate all citizens,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said during Mann Ki Baat.
“I have taken both doses. My mother is almost hundred years old, she has taken both vaccines too. Please do not believe any negative rumours relating to vaccines,” Modi said when villagers informed him about rumours surrounding the jab.
The death toll climbed to 3,95,751 with 1,258 more people succumbing to the viral disease in a day.
The number of active cases has further declined to 5,86,403 and now comprises 1.94 per cent of the total infections, the data updated at 8 am showed.
Recoveries outnumbered daily new cases of COVID-19 for the 45th consecutive day with the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surging to 2,92,51,029. The case fatality rate stood at 1.31 per cent.
While the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 96.75 per cent, the weekly case positivity rate has come down to 2.91 per cent. (With inputs from PTI and News18)