COVID-19 cases in India have surpassed 13,000 for the first time in more than three months, with the country reporting 13,216 new infections in the previous 24 hours, according to statistics from the Union Health Ministry.
After a three-month hiatus, the country has seen an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, which has surpassed 12,000 over the previous two days. On Thursday, India recorded 12,213 instances, followed by 12,847 on Friday. India registered 11,499 COVID-19 instances on February 26 of this year.
With this, India’s active COVID-19 caseload increased to 68,108, accounting for 0.16 percent of all cases.
The government data today informed that as many as 8,148 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours thereby increasing the total recoveries to 4,26,90,845. The recovery rate currently stands at 98.63 per cent.
At present, the daily positivity rate stands at 2.73 per cent while the weekly positivity rate is 2.47 per cent. The death toll increased to 5,24,840 with 23 fresh fatalities.
Covid vaccine coverage
Under the nationwide vaccination program, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 196 crore (1,96,00,42,768) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,52,66,330 sessions.
So far, more than 3.56 crore (3,56,40,133) adolescents have been administered the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
More than 193.53 crores (1,93,53,58,865) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far, out of which, over 12.89 crores (12,89,73,380) balance and unutilized vaccine doses are still available with them.
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