India Reports Slight Dip In Covid Count Today

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  • India's active cases tally dipped to 15,636.
  • 1399 fresh fatalities were registered today.
  • More than 192.85 crore vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs.

New Delhi: India’s Covid-19 count witnessed a slight dip as the country reported 2,483 fresh cases in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed on Tuesday. With the new infections, the total cases in the country have gone up to 43,06,02,569 including 15,636 active cases. The active cases account for 0.04% of the total cases. The death toll climbed to 5,23,622 with 1399 fresh fatalities as Assam reconciled 1,347 deaths and Kerala 47 due to the infection, the data updated at 9 AM stated.

The Health Ministry also informed that as many as 1,970 recoveries were logged in the last 24 hours taking the count of total recoveries to 4,25,23,311. India’s recovery rate from Covid-19 is currently at 98.75%. Furthermore, the government data said that 83.54 crore total Covid-19 tests have been conducted so far of which 4.49 lakh tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. In these figures, a daily positivity rate of 0.55% was observed in the country whereas the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 0.58%.

On the vaccination front, as many as 187.95 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide Covid vaccination drive. Separately, 80-90% of blood and throat swab samples collected from covid-19 patients in Delhi have been found to contain Omicron sub-variants. Omicron is now the predominant strain of covid-19 globally and the most transmissible variant to date. The researchers cited above found that one particular sub-lineage, BA.2.12, was present in 80% of the samples they studied.

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