India Reports 1,61,386 New Cases In Last 24 Hours, Deaths Surge By 1,733

More than 57 lakh Vaccine Doses administered in the last 24 hours

New cases of COVID-19

Continuing a downward trend, India registered 1,61,386 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, the Union health ministry data showed on Wednesday morning. However, the number of Covid-19 fatalities mounted to 1,733 today, including 638 backlog deaths from Kerala. The death toll surged to 4,97,975.

With the administration of more than57 lakh Doses (57,42,659) vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 167.29 Cr (1,67,29,42,707) as per provisional reports till 7 am today.

This has been achieved through 1,83,99,537sessions.2,81,109 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours and the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) is now at 3,95,11,307.

Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 94.91%. 1,61,386 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours. India’s Active Caseload is presently at 16,21,603. Active cases constitute 3.90% of the country’s total Positive Cases.

The testing capacity across the country continues to be expanded. The last 24 hours saw a total of 17,42,793 tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over 73.24 Cr (73,24,39,986) cumulative tests.

While testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, Weekly Positivity Rate in the country currently stands at 14.15% and the Daily Positivity rate is reported to be 9.26%.

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