Covid 19 Updates: Corona Infection Rate reduced, 3451 cases registered in last 24 hours- Watch Video

Publish Date: 08 May, 2022 |

Corona Update Today: India recorded 3,451 new Corona cases in the last 24 hours ending 8 am Sunday, taking the country’s total caseload to 4.30 crore, according to Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The active cases stood at 20,635 and constituted 0.05 per cent of total infections. With 3,079 recoveries reported, the recovery rate stood at 98.74 per cent.

Delhi recorded 1,407 new Covid cases and two more fatalities, while the positivity rate dropped to 4.72 percent, according to data shared by the health department here on Saturday. Meanwhile, Maharashtra and Karnataka reported 253 and 171 fresh Covid cases respectively on the day. While Maharashtra witnessed one death, Karnataka did not record any virus-related fatalities on Saturday.

Health ministers of different states who attended the 14th conference of the Central Council of Health and Family Welfare (CCHFW) have slammed WHO for its estimate of 4.7 million Covid-related deaths in India, saying it is “baseless” and “intended to show the country in a poor light”. They said India has a robust, efficient and comprehensive system for registering deaths and all Covid fatalities are systematically recorded transparently following a legal process.

Delhi recorded 1,656 COVID-19 cases and zero fatality due to the infection on Friday, the highest since February 4, while the positivity rate stood at 5.39 percent.

With the new cases, Delhi's overall COVID-19 infection tally rose to 18,92,832, while the death toll stands at 26,179, the data showed.

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