Covid-19: Andhra Pradesh Records 1,679 New Cases, 2 Deaths

Covid-19: 3,17,532 New Cases Reported in India

New Delhi: India records 3,17,532 new COVID-19 cases along with 491 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The daily positivity rate stood at 16.41 per cent and the weekly positivity rate stood at 16.06 per cent, as per government’s data released today.

With the addition of new infections recorded in the country, the active cases mounted to 19,24,051. As per the ministry, the active cases account for 5.03 per cent of the total cases.

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In the last 24 hours, 2,23,990 recoveries were reported, With this, the total recoveries climbed to 3,58,07,029.

Covid-19: 3,17,532 New Cases Reported in India
Covid-19: 3,17,532 New Cases Reported in India

Consquently, the recovery rate is currently at 93.69 per cent.

The number of people who succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours is 491. The death toll is at 4,87,693.

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The country has so far registered 9,287 cases of COVID-19 variant Omicron. There is an increase of 3.63 per cent in its cases since Wednesday, as per the ministry.

To detect the presence of the virus, 19,35,180 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. Since the onset of the pandemic in 2020, 70.93 crore tests have been conducted.

Meanwhile, in the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination drive, 159.67 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far. Notably, India’s vaccination drive commenced on January 16, 2021 and it has completed one full year.

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