India Adds 18,819 COVID-19 Cases

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  • Daily positivity rate stood at 4.16 per cent
  • Death toll climbs to 5,25,116.
  • Active caseload breaches 1 lakh mark.

New Delhi: India recorded 18,819 fresh infections in the past 24 hours. The recovery rate at 98.55 per cent accounted for 13,827 recuperations in the last 24 hours taking the total recoveries to 4,28,22,493. The daily positivity rate stood at 4.16 per cent. The number of active cases stood at 1,04,555 accounting for 0.24 per cent of the total number of cases. The active cases reported an increase by 4,953 in the last 24 hours. However, the mortality rate stood at 1.21 per cent recorded 39 virus related fatalities taking the cumulative death toll to 5,25,116.

With the administration of 14.17 lakh vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 197.61 crore according to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

According to the health ministry, more than 193.53 crore (1,93,53,58,865) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far through Govt. of India (free of cost channel) and through direct state procurement category. More than 11.59 Cr (11,59,52,475) balance and unutilized COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered.

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