India Adds 1,569 new COVID cases, 19 fatalities in Single Day

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  • 1,569 fresh cases reported in the past 24 hours.
  • Active case load stood at 16,400.
  • Over 191.48 crore beneficiaries immunized so far under the nation wide vaccination drive.

New Delhi: India recorded 1,569 fresh infections in the past 24 hours. The recovery rate at 98.75 per cent accounted for 2,467recuperations in the last 24 hours taking the total recoveries to 4,25,84,710. The daily positivity rate dropped to 0.44 per cent from 0.59 on Monday.

The number of active cases stood at 16,400 accounting for 0.04 per cent of the total number of cases. The active cases reported a drop of 917 in the last 24 hours. However, the mortality rate stood at 1.22 per cent recorded 19 fatalities taking the cumulative death toll to 5,24,260.

With the administration of more than 10.78 lakh vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 191.48 crores (1,91,48,94,858) 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 3.19 Cr (3,19,02,564) adolescents have been administered the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Similarly, the COVID-19 precaution dose administration for the age group 18-59 years also started from 10th April 2022 onwards.

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