Daily Positivity Rate Slips to 9.26 Per cent; 1.61 Lakh Fresh Cases Logged

Story Highlights
  • Active cases stood at 16,21,603.
  • Kerala adds a whooping 1,063 mortalities as backlog.
  • Over 167.29 crore beneficiaries immunized under the nationwide vaccination drive.

New Delhi: India recorded 1,61,386 fresh infections in the past 24 hours The recovery rate at 94.91 per cent accounted 2,81,109 recuperations in the last 24 hours taking the total recoveries to 3,95,11,307. The daily positivity rate stood at 9.26 per cent.

The number of active cases stood at 16,21,603 accounting for 3.90 per cent of the total number of cases. The active cases reported a drop by 1,21,456 in the last 24 hours. However, the mortality rate stood at 1.20 per cent reported spike in deaths recording 1733 fatalities, taking the cumulative death toll to 4,97,975. The surge in death toll was recorded after Kerala added a backlog of 1,063 in its daily mortalities.

The health bulletin documented 167.29 crore cumulative vaccinations under the nationwide vaccination drive, including 57.42 lakh administrations in the past 24 hours. Over 75 per cent of the country’s adult population is now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In the 15-18 age group, 4,71,44,423 first doses and 10,81,838 second doses have been administered.

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