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Covid case update: India reports 20,139 new cases in last 24 hours

by Vaishali Sharma
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The number of COVID-19 cases in India increased as the country registered 20,139 new infections in the past 24 hours, a 19% increase from the day before, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reported on Thursday.

This is an increase in infections from yesterday of 3,233. On Wednesday, the nation recorded 16,906 new COVID cases. The number of open cases has increased to 1,36,076 and makes up 0.31 percent of all cases in the nation.

According to the Health Ministry, the weekly positive rate was 4.37 and the daily positivity rate in the past 24 hours was 5.10 percent.

On Wednesday, the daily positivity rate was at 3.68 per cent and the total weekly positivity rate was 4.26 per cent.

The recovery rate in the country is currently at 98.49 per cent. As many as 16,482 recoveries were recorded in the last 24 hours thereby taking total recoveries to 4,30,28,356.

The government data added that 38 new fatalities have pushed India’s COVID-19 death toll to 5,25,557.

A total of 3,94,774 COVID samples were tested during this period. 86.81 crore tests have been conducted in the country so far.

Covid vaccine

Under the nationwide vaccination drive, 13,44,714 COVID vaccines were administered in the last 24 hours. A total of 1,99,27,27,559 vaccines have been administered so far.

In the new phase of the universalization of the COVID 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.

Also Read: Free COVID-19 booster dose for adults for 75 days from July 15


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