As the country sees an increase in COVID infections, the daily infection tally topped 8,000 on Saturday.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India recorded 8,329 new COVID cases in the previous 24 hours, 745 more infections than yesterday. With this increase, the country’s active COVID caseload now stands at 40,370, accounting for 0.09 percent of overall positive cases.
With 3,44,994 tests performed in the past 24 hours, the daily positive rate was 2.41 percent. The weekly positivity rate was measured at 1.75 percent.
According to the health ministry, 4,216 COVID patients recovered in the last 24 hours taking the total number of recoveries from the disease since the onset of the pandemic to 4,26,48,308. The recovery rate stands at 98.69 per cent.
The country has administered more than 194.92 crore (1,94,92,71,111) vaccine doses so far under the nationwide vaccination drive. This has been achieved through 2,49,83,454 sessions.
India has also administered 3,84,33,658 precaution doses to all the beneficiaries so far.
COVID-19 vaccination for the age group 12-14 years began on March 16, 2022. So far, more than 3.50 crore (3,50,34,278) adolescents have been administered the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
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