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Covid: India adds 16,326 fresh cases, 666 deaths

New Delhi: India has reported 16,326 new COVID-19 cases and 666 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per  the latest update from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday. With the latest update, the active caseload in the country now stands at 1,73,728 in the country, which is the lowest in 233 days. T

As many as 17,677 recoveries in the last 24 hours, the recovery rate remained at 98.16 per cent, which is the highest since March 2020.

Also, the weekly positivity rate is at 1.24 per cent while the daily positivity rate remained at 1.20 per cent.

As per the health ministry, more than 59.84 crore samples have been tested for the presence of the virus so far.

The testing capacity across the country continues to be expanded. The last 24 hours saw a total of 13,64,681 tests being conducted. While testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, the weekly positivity rate at 1.24 per cent has remained less than 2 per cent for the last 29 days now.

Meanwhile, over 101.30 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive. 

More than 105.7 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been provided to states and Union Territories to date as a part of the nationwide vaccination drive, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed on Saturday.

Further, the ministry informed that more than 12 crores (12,02,54,104) balance and unutilized COVID vaccine doses are still available with the states and union territories to be administered. India commenced its ongoing COVID-19 vaccination drive on January 16.

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