India reports 2,86,384 COVID cases, 573 deaths in last 24 hours

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

New Delhi: In the last 24 hours, India reported 2,86,384 COVID cases and 573 deaths, the Health Ministry of India said on Thursday morning.

As per the figures, the country’s positivity rate shot up from 16.16 per cent to 19.59 per cent. The weekly positivity rate, on the other hand, was recorded at 17.75 per cent.

India’s active cases maintained the 2.2 million mark at 22,02,472 infections, comprising 5.46 per cent of the total infections.

There were a total of 3,06,357 recoveries since yesterday, taking the recovery rate to 93.33 per cent. More than 37.6 million people have recovered from the disease so far.

As many as 14,62,261 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours and 22,35,267 people took their vaccine dose. This includes a total of 2,65,238 booster doses and 1,79,381 jabs in the 15-18 age group.

Meanwhile, the COVID cases in Delhi continue to decline, the number of active cases in Delhi has halved in just 12 days after rising to a high of 94,160 on January 13, while it took 21 days for the active caseload to drop by half during the second wave last year.

The third wave of the pandemic saw the active cases peaking to 94,160 on January 13. The number dropped to 42,010 by Tuesday.

The Haryana government has extended COVID-related restrictions in the state till February 10 but allowed malls and markets to remain open till 7 pm, extending the relaxation by one hour.


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