Marginal Rise in Fresh Infections from Yesterday

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  • 2,451 fresh infections reported in 24 hours.
  • Active caseload rose to 14,241.
  • Free precautionary dose for 18-59 years in govt run hospitals in Delhi.

New Delhi: India recorded 2,451 fresh infections in the past 24 hours. India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 4,30,52,425, while the active cases increased to 14,241, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday. The daily positivity rate stood at 0.55 per cent.

The recovery rate at 98.75 per cent accounted for 1,589 recuperations in the last 24 hours taking the total recoveries to 4,25,16,068.

Active caseload accounting for 0.03 per cent of the total number of cases, reported a rise of 808 in the last 24 hours. However, the death toll climbed to 5,22,116 with 54 fresh fatalities.

With the administration of 18.03 lakh vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 187.26 crore according to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Amidst the rising number of cases, the Kejriwal govt has announced precautionary vaccine dose for Covid will be available free for the 18-59 age group in all hospitals run by the Delhi government. “In order to give the benefit of precaution dose to all eligible beneficiaries in Delhi, the same will be available for 18 to 59 years’ age group, free of cost in all government CVCs from April 21,” the health department said in the order. Necessary changes have been made in the Co-WIN portal for Delhi wherein both “online appointment and walk-in will be available,” it added.

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