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Covid case update: India sees slight decrease in Covid-19 cases

by Vaishali Sharma
Covid-19

On Saturday, India saw a slight decrease in COVID-19 cases, with 3,962 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours.

After nearly three months, India’s daily total of COVID-19 cases surpassed 4,000 cases yesterday, with 4,041 infections recorded in the past 24 hours. With this, India’s active COVID caseload has increased to 22,416, accounting for 0.05% of the country’s total positive cases.

The daily positivity rate of 0.77 per cent was observed in the last 24 hours, while the weekly positivity rate was recorded to be 0.89 per cent, the health ministry informed today.

With 2,697 recoveries in the last 24 hours hence, the total recoveries now reached 4,26,25,454. India’s Recovery Rate is currently at 98.73 per cent.

As per the health ministry, India conducted 4,45,814 COVID-19 tests in the last 24 hours. The country has so far conducted 85.22 crore (85,22,09,788) total tests, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) data.

The country has administered more than 193.96 crore (1,93,96,47,071) vaccine doses so far under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive.

“This has been achieved through 2,47,05,065 sessions,” the Ministry said. COVID-19 vaccination for the age group 12-14 years began on March 16, 2022. So far, more than 3.43 Cr (3,43,23,522) adolescents have been administered the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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