India recorded at least 1,685 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the COVID-19 tally to 4,30,16,372 as of Friday. According to Union health ministry data, the active cases declined further to 21,530 today.
The active cases comprise 0.05 per cent of the total infections. The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.75 per cent, it showed.
A reduction of 2,531 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.29 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate stood at 0.35 per cent, the ministry said.
Ahead of the new academic session that is set to begin from April, Covid vaccination among adolescents of 12-14 years picked up pace this week with over one crore youngsters in this age group initiating immunisation in the last 10 days.
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