According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday, India recorded 18,819 new COVID cases in the last 24 hours, a rise of 4,313 infections from the day before.
On Wednesday, 14,506 new COVID cases had been reported across the nation. With this, the nation’s total of 1,04,555 active cases has surpassed the 100,000 threshold. There were 99,602 active cases as of Wednesday
.The daily positivity rate in the country also spiked from 3.35 per cent on Wednesday to 4.16 today.
According to the Ministry, 13,827 COVID patients recovered in the last 24 hours taking the total number of recoveries in the country since the onset of the pandemic to 4,28,22,493.
The recovery rate currently is 98.55 per cent.
39 patients succumbed to the virus during this period. The death toll in the country rose to 5,25,116.
Out of the 86.23 crore COVID tests conducted in the country so far, 4,52,430 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. The weekly case positivity rate is 3.72 per cent.
Under the nationwide vaccination drive, 14,17,217 COVID vaccines were administered in the last 24 hours. A total of 1,97,61,91,554 vaccines have been jabbed so far.
As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, the Government of India has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them with COVID Vaccines free of cost. In the new phase of the universalization of the COVID19 vaccination drive, the Union Government will procure and supply (free of cost) 75 per cent of the vaccines being produced by the vaccine manufacturers in the country to States and UTs.