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India records 1,421 new COVID-19 cases

India’s daily new COVID-19 cases fell below the 1,500 mark on Sunday with the country recording 1,421 fresh infections in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Keeping up with the continuous downward trend, the country’s active caseload also fell below 20,000-mark and currently stands at 16,187, accounting for 0.04 per cent of the total caseload. With 149 more people losing their lives to the virus, the overall death toll in the country now stands at 5,21,004.

The daily positivity rate is at 0.23 per cent while the weekly positivity rate is at 0.27 per cent.
As many as 1,826 people were recovered from the viral disease, in a single day and the total. The case fatality rate is 1.21 per cent.

A total of 6,20,251 tests were conducted to detect the infection in the last 24 hours. India has so far conducted over 78.69 crore COVID-19 tests.

The cumulative number of COVID vaccine doses administered in the country has exceeded 183.20 crore. This has been achieved through 2,17,73,803 sessions.

The world’s largest COVID vaccination drive began in India on January 16, 2021. India administered 25 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses as of June 9, 2021. On August 4, 2021, the vaccination coverage reached the 50 crore mark. On December 2, 2021, a total of 125 crore vaccine doses were administered in the country. India on January 9, 2022, crossed the 150 crore vaccine mark while on February 19, India crossed the 175 crore vaccination mark.

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