Active Covid cases in country rise to 1,22,335

10:28 AM Jul 08, 2022 | PTI |

New Delhi: India saw a single-day rise of 18,815 new coronavirus infections, taking the tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,35,85,554, while the active cases increased to 1,22,335, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Friday.


The death toll has climbed to 5,25,343 with 38 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The active cases comprise 0.28 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.51 percent, the health ministry said.

An increase of 2,878 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 4.96 percent while the weekly positivity rate was 4.09 percent, according to the health ministry.


The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,29,37,876 while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.21 percent.

According to the ministry, 198.51 crore doses of the Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

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, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20, and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19.

India crossed the grim milestone of two crores on May 4, three crores on June 23 last year, and four crores on January 25 this year.


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