India Reports Slight Rise in Daily Infections

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  • Active cases stood at 19,509.
  • 3,712 fresh infections recorded in a single day.
  • Over 3.41 Cr children immunized under the 12+ vaccination program.

New Delhi: India recorded 3,712 fresh infections in the past 24 hours taking the infection tally to 4,31,64,544. The recovery rate at 98.74 per cent accounted for 2,584 recuperations in the last 24 hours taking the total recoveries to 4,26,20,394. The daily positivity rate stood at 0.84 per cent.

The number of active cases stood at 19,509 accounting for 0.05 per cent of the total number of cases. The active cases reported a drop of 1,123 in the last 24 hours. However, the mortality rate stood at 1.22 per cent recorded 5 virus-related deaths taking the cumulative death toll to 5,24,641.

With the administration of 12.44 lakh vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 193.70 crores according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. COVID-19 vaccination for the age group 12-14 years was started on 16 March 2022. So far, more than 3.41 Cr (3,41,31,661) adolescents have been administered the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Similarly, the COVID-19 precaution dose administration for the age group 18-59 years also started from 10th April 2022 onwards. So far 1,92,33,050 individuals have been administered the precautionary dose under the 60 plus category.

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