16,299 new Corona cases, 53 deaths

NEW DELHI, Aug 11: India logged 16,299 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of cases to 4,42,06,996 while the active cases declined to 1,25,076, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated today. The death toll climbed to 5,26,879 with 53 fatalities which includes four deaths reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated. The active cases comprise 0.28 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.53 per cent, the ministry said. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 4.94 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 4.90 per cent, according to the Health Ministry. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,35,55,041, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 per cent. According to the Ministry, 207.29 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.