5,554 Fresh Infections and 18 Deaths Added

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  • Daily positivity rate stood at 1.47 per cent
  • Active caseload stood at 48,850
  • Over 214.77 crore beneficiaries vaccinated under the national immunization drive.

New Delhi: India recorded 5,554 fresh infections in the past 24 hours. The recovery rate at 98.70 per cent accounted for 6,322 recuperations in the last 24 hours taking the total recoveries to 4,39,13,294.

The daily positivity rate stood at 1.47 per cent. The number of active cases stood at 48,850 accounting for 0.11 per cent of the total number of cases. The active cases reported a drop of 786 in the last 24 hours. However, the mortality rate stood at 1.19 per cent recorded 18 fatalities taking the cumulative death toll to 5,28,139.

With the administration of 21,63,811 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 214.77 crore according to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. According to the health ministry, more than 202.43 crore (2,02,43,47,325) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far through Govt. of India (free of cost channel) and through direct state procurement category. Above 4.77 Cr (4,77,33,880) balance and unutilized COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered.

In the last 24 hours, ICMR tested 3,76,855 infected samples. So far, 88.90 crore tests have been conducted.

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