India Reports More Than 2.68 Lakh New Cases, Daily Positivity At 16.66%

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Covid, Delhi, Red Alert
The researchers noted that many countries have already witnessed the third wave of COVID-19, and a few countries like South Africa and Zimbabwe have started to face the fourth and higher waves of the pandemic.

India saw a single-day jump of 2,68,833 new coronavirus infections, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 36,850,962, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday.

The active cases have increased to 14,17,820, while the death toll has raised to 4,85,752 with 402 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 16.66 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 12.84 per cent, according to the ministry.

With the administration of more than 58 lakh Doses (58,02,976) vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 156.02 Cr (1,56,02,51,117) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 1,67,37,458sessions.

1,22,684patients have recovered in the last 24 hours and the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) is now at 3,49,47,390.

Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 94.83%.

2,68,833new cases were reported in the last 24 hours.

India’s Active Caseload is presently at14,17,820. Active cases constitute 3.85%of the country’s total Positive Cases.

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The testing capacity across the country continues to be expanded. The last 24 hours saw a total of 16,13,740tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over70.07 Cr (70,07,12,824) cumulative tests.

While testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, Weekly Positivity Rate in the country currently stands at 12.84% and the Daily Positivity rate also reported to be 16.66%.

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