India reports 1,72,433 COVID cases in last 24 hours

A health care employee donned COVID kit pushing wheelchair outside hospital in Srinagar [FPK File Photo/Zainab]

India reported 1,72,433 COVID cases in the last 24 hours, up by 6.8 per cent from Wednesday’s 1.61 lakh infections, as per the data by the Health Ministry of India.

As many as 2,59,107 people recovered in the same period and the active case load now stands at 15,33,921. The weekly and daily positivity rates are 12.98 per cent and 10.99 per cent percent respectively. The country also reported 1,008 deaths in the same period, taking the total number of fatalities to 4,98,983.

Meanwhile, the Tripura government has said people with a valid COVID negative RT-PCR report, done 72 hours prior to travel, or with a double vaccination certificate will no longer need to undergo mandatory testing upon arrival in the state. This comes two days after the government relaxed night curfew restrictions due to a decline in the number of COVD cases.

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