India Adds 1600 Fresh Infections in a Single Day

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  • Active caseload stood below 20,000.
  • Over 1 crore children immunized under the 12+ vaccination drive
  • Maharashtra and Kerala add backlog deaths.

New Delhi: India recorded 1,660 fresh infections in the past 24 hours. The recovery rate at 98.75 per cent accounted for 2,349 recuperations in the last 24 hours taking the total recoveries to 4,24,80,436. The daily positivity rate stood at 0.25 per cent.

The number of active cases stood at 16,741 accounting for 0.04 per cent of the total number of cases. The active cases reported a drop of 4,789 in the last 24 hours. However, the mortality rate stood at 1.21 per cent recorded 4100 fatalities taking the cumulative death toll to 5,20,855. The recent addition of mortality count includes backlog cases from Maharashtra and Kerala.

With the administration of 29.07 lakh vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 182.87 crore according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

More than 25 lakh children were administered Biological E’s CorbEvax in the past 24 hours taking the cumulative count of immunized children over 1 crore. More than 2.23 crore precautionary doses have been administered to HCWs, FLWs and those aged above 60 years according to the Health Ministry.

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