India Adds 2,151 Covid Cases in Last 24 Hours, Highest in 5 Months

NEW DELHI: India added 2,151 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, the highest in five months taking the cumulative count of cases to 4.47 crore (4,47,09,676).

The active cases that comprises of 0.03 per cent of the total number of infections have increased to 11,903, according to Union Health Ministry data updated today.

The daily positivity rate stood at 1.51 per cent and the weekly positivity rate was pegged at 1.53 per cent.

The fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 per cent while the national recuperating rate stood at 98.78 per cent. The number of people who have recovered from Covid jumped to 4,41,66,925 with over 1,200 fresh recoveries. While the death toll increased to 5,30,848 with seven deaths, the Health Ministry said. Three deaths were reported by Maharashtra, one by Karnataka and three reconciled by Kerala.

According to Health Ministry data, 11,336 covid vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours. So far 220.65 crore vaccine doses out of which 95.20 crore second doses and 22.86 crore precaution doses have been administered under the nationwide vaccination drive. 

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