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India reports 9,216 COVID cases, 391 deaths in last 24 hours

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Healthcare workers inside COVID testing centre. [FPK File Photo/Zainab]

New Delhi: In the last 24 hours, India reported 9,216 COVID cases, below the 10,000-mark for the seventh day in the row.

A total of 391 deaths were reported across the country taking the toll to 4,70,115, said the Ministry of Health and Family welfare India on Friday morning.

The recovery of 8,612 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,40,45,666. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.35 per cent, the highest since March 2020.

India’s active caseload presently stands at 99,976. Active cases constitute 0.29 per cent of the country’s total positive cases, which is the lowest since March 2020.

Also in the same period, a total of 11,57,156 tests were conducted across the country. India has so far conducted over 64.46 crore cumulative tests

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 0.84 per cent has remained less than 1 per cent for the last 19 days now.

The daily positivity rate stands at 0.80 per cent, which has also remained below 2 per cent for the last 60 days and less than 3 per cent for 95 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 73,67,230 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID inoculation coverage has reached 125.75 crore as of Thursday morning.

 

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