India recorded 4,272 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Wednesday (September 28), the total recovery rate reached at around 98.72 per cent and total recoveries data reached to 4,40,13,999.
A decrease of 229 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The active cases comprise 0.09 per cent of the total infections, the ministry said.
The total death toll in the country is now at 5,28,611. In India, the first death due to the COVID pandemic was reported in March 2020.
The daily positivity rate on September 29 was recorded 1.35 per cent.
Under the nationwide vaccination drive, India’s cumulative vaccination coverage has exceeded 218.17 crore of which 94.82 crore are second dose and 20.88 crore are precaution dose.
As per the ministry, 89.47 crore total tests have been conducted so far of which 3,16,916 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.
As per ministry, more than 203.49 crore i.e. 2,03,49,85,225 vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far through Government of India free of cost channel and through direct state procurement category.
More than 2.81 crore i.e. 2,81,83,220 balance and unutilized Covid vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered, it said.