India Logs 2,288 New Cases; 28.65% Lower Than Yesterday

Story Highlights
  • A decrease of 766 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload.
  • The death count climbed to 5,24,103 with 10 fresh fatalities.
  • There have been 3,044 recoveries in the last 24 hours.

New Delhi: India reported 2,288 new cases of COVID-19 and 10 more deaths due to the virus in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) informed on Tuesday morning. The fresh infections logged are 28.65 per cent lower than yesterday. Of the new cases of coronavirus, Delhi alone reported 799 infections and three related deaths. The positivity rate of the national capital dropped to 4.94 per cent, showed the data shared by the Delhi health department.

The COVID-19 daily case positivity rate has now dropped to 0.47 per cent as compared to 0.95 per cent reported a day ago. The weekly positivity rate is currently at 0.79 per cent. India now has 19,637 active cases of COVID-19. There has been a decline of 766 cases in the active coronavirus caseload in the last 24 hours. Active cases stand at 0.05 per cent of the total cases.

As per the health ministry, 3,044 patients recuperated from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, increasing the cumulative recoveries to 4,25,63,949. The recovery rate currently stands at 98.74 per cent. Total COVID-19 related deaths in India have now increased to 5,24,103. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 4,84,843 samples have been tested for COVID-19 in the country in the last 24 hours. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, 84,15,14,701 samples have been tested across India.

So far, more than 190.50 crore vaccine doses have been administered in the country. In the last 24 hours, 13,90,912 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the country. Meanwhile, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday informed that more than three crore children in the age group of 12-14 have been administered the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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