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India’s Covid-19 tally had crossed the one-crore mark on December 19, 2020New Delhi: India recorded 1247 fresh Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, registering a huge drop of nearly 43 per cent from yesterday.The country logged 2,183 new coronavirus infections on Monday, a 90 per cent increase in new cases and a 165 per cent increase in positivity rate in a single day.The Centre noted that Kerala reported its state-level Covid data after a gap of five days on Monday, which impacted the country’s key pandemic monitoring indicators such as cases, deaths and positivity rate.Union Health Ministry Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal in a letter to Kerala’s Principal Secretary of Health, asked the state to “ensure daily updation” of Covid data.Mr Agarwal said the Centre has regularly emphasised the need for a robust reporting mechanism for monitoring state-wise cases and deaths on daily basis.India’s total tally of Covid-19 cases rose to 4,30,45,527 total, while the active cases increased to 11,860, according to the Union Health Ministry data.The death count climbed to 5,21,966 with one fresh fatality being reported from Uttar Pradesh.The active cases comprise 0.03 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate remained at 98.76 per cent, the ministry said. The daily positivity rate was recorded as 0.31 per cent and the weekly positivity rate as 0.34 per cent.

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