India reports 36,401 COVID infections, 530 deaths in 24 hours

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A COVID positive patient being monitored by healthcare workers in Srinagar. [FPK File Photo/Zainab]

New Delhi: In the last 24 hours, India reported a spike of 36,401 COVID infections and 530 deaths, pushing the death toll due to COVID to 4,33,049, the Health Ministry of India said on Thursday.

India’s recovery rate from Covid infection currently stands at 97.53 percent, the highest since March 2020.

However, the active caseload also registered a decline of 3,286 in the past 24 hours, and cumulatively stands at 3,64,129, the lowest in 149 days.

The active caseload constitutes 1.13 percent of the total cases, the lowest since March 2020, as per the Ministry data.

A total of 39,157 patients were discharged from the hospitals and health centres in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cured to 3,15,25,080 to the date in India.

The weekly positivity rate remains below 3 per cent for the last 55 days and currently stands at 1.95 per cent. The daily positivity rate continues to remain below 3 per cent for 24 continuous days and currently stands at 1.94 percent.


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