Fresh Infections Slightly Lower Than Yesterday

Story Highlights
  • Daily positivity rate declining steadily.
  • Active caseload recorded below 15,000 after 707 days.
  • India reports the least COVID attributed deaths against Brazil, USA, and Russia.

New Delhi: India recorded 1,233 fresh infections in the past 24 hours. The recovery rate at 98.64 per cent accounted for 1,876 recuperations in the last 24 hours taking the total recoveries to 4,24,87,410. The daily positivity rate stood at 0.20 per cent.

The number of active cases stood at 14,704  accounting for 0.03 per cent of the total number of cases. The active cases reported a drop of 674 in the last 24 hours. The active cases declined to less than the 15,000 mark after 707 days. However, the mortality rate stood at 1.21 per cent recorded 31 fatalities taking the cumulative death toll to 5,21,101. The World Health Organization on Tuesday stated that India had the least count of deaths attributed to COVID -19 against Brazil, the US, Russia and Mexico.

With the administration of 26.34  lakh vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has 183.82 Cr (1,83,82,41,743) according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

COVID-19 vaccination for the age group 12-14 years was started on 16 March 2022. So far, more than 1.50 Cr (1,50,55,291) adolescents have been administered the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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