In India, COVID-19 cases increased by over 1,000 in a single day, with 3,712 new cases recorded in the past 24 hours.
On Wednesday, 2,745 additional COVID cases were reported across the country. The country’s daily COVID count has crossed the 3,000 infection level for the first time in over 22 days, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday. After a single-day increase of 3,207 cases on May 9, the numbers began to fall.
A positivity rate of 0.05 per cent was observed in the last 24 hours, the health ministry informed today. With the addition of fresh infections, the country’s COVID-19 active cumulative caseload stood at 19,509.
With 2,584 recoveries in the last 24 hours hence, the total recoveries now reached 4,26,20,394. India’s Recovery Rate is currently at 98.74 per cent.
Maharashtra contributed a majority of cases to India’s COVID count. The state reported 1,081 new COVID19 cases on Wednesday.
As per the health ministry, India conducted 4,41,989 COVID-19 tests in the last 24 hours. The country has so far conducted 85.13 crore total tests, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) data.
The weekly COVID positivity rate in the country currently stands at 0.67 per cent.
The country has administered more than 193.53 crore vaccine doses so far under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive.
Covid vaccination coverage
“More than 193.53 crores (1,93,53,58,865) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far through Govt. of India (free of cost channel) and through direct state procurement category,” informed the department in an official statement.
More than 15.16 crore (15,16,36,435) balance and unutilized COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered.
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