India reports 10,549 COVID cases, 488 deaths in 24 hours

Healthcare workers in hospital premises designated for COVID testing in Kashmir. [FPK File Photo/Zainab]

New Delhi: In the last 24 hours, India reported 10,549 COVID cases and 488 deaths, the Health and Family Welfare Ministry of India said on Friday morning.

With the new fatalities, the countrywide death toll now stands at 4,67,468, the ministry said.

The recovery of 9,868 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,39,77,830. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.33 percent, the highest since March 2020.

The active caseload stands at 1,10,133. Active cases presently constitute 0.32 percent of the country’s total positive cases, the lowest since March 2020.

Also in the same period, a total of 11,81,246 tests were conducted across the country, taking the total to over 63.71 Crore.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 0.89 percent has remained less than 1 percent for the last 12 days now.

The daily positivity rate, which currently stands at 0.89, has also remained below 2 percent for the last 53 days and less than 3 percent for 88 consecutive days.

With the administration of 83,88,824 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID inoculation coverage reached 120.27 Crore as of Friday morning.


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