India logs 34,973 new COVID-19 cases, 260 fresh fatalities

Active cases decline to 3,90,6461.
India logs 34,973 new COVID-19 cases, 260 fresh fatalities
A staffer at Islamia College of Science and Commerce in Srinagar receives COVID-19 jab ahead of reopening of educational institutions in Jammu and Kashmir, on Wednesday September 8, 2021.Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir

New Delhi, Sep 10: India logged 34,973 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,31,74,954, while the active cases declined to 3,90,646, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.

The death toll climbed to 4,42,009 with 260 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The active cases comprise 1.18 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.49 per cent, the ministry said.

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, crossed 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 crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23.

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