India Logs 2,710 New Covid Cases, 14 Deaths

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  • The active cases currently stand at 15,814.
  • The country reported 14 fresh deaths.
  • India's vaccine coverage has reached 192.97 crore doses.

New Delhi: India logged 2,710 new coronavirus infections in a day taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,31,47,530, while the active cases rose to 15,814, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday. The death toll climbed to 5,24,539 with 14 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases comprise 0.04 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.75 per cent, the ministry said.An increase of 400 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.58 per cent and the weekly positivity rate was 0.52 per cent, according to the ministry. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,26,07,177, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.22 per cent. The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 192.97 crore.

The 14 new fatalities include 12 from Kerala and one each from Delhi and Maharashtra. The ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.”Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

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