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India reports 83,876 COVID cases in last 24 hours

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

New Delhi: In the last 24 hours, India reported 83,876 COVID cases, while the positivity rate dropped marginally to 7.25%. This is the first time since January 6 that India’s daily COVID tally did not cross the 1-lakh mark.

The active cases comprise 2.62 per cent of the total infections, while the COVID recovery rate has improved to 96.19 per cent, the Health Ministry of India said.

The positivity rate was recorded at 7.25 per cent. Positivity rate is the number of people that test positive for COVID out of every hundred tests conducted.

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