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Covid: India adds 1,270 new cases in last 24-hour

India added 1,270 new COVID infections in the last 24 hours, taking the active caseload to 15,859 on Monday, Union Health Ministry informed. The death count climbed to 5,21,035 with 31 daily fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated. The active caseload now constitutes 0.04 per cent of India’s total positive cases.

The Ministry, in a press release, said that there has been a sustained fall in the weekly and daily positivity rates too. The weekly positivity rate in the country currently stands at 0.26 per cent and the daily positivity rate is reported to be 0.29 per cent.

The active cases constitute 0.04 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.75 per cent, the health ministry said.

As many as 1,567 patients have recovered from the virus, taking the cumulative tally of recovered patients since the beginning of the pandemic to 4,24,83,829. India’s recovery rate stands at 98.75 per cent.

As per the release, the last 24 hours saw a total of 4,32,389 COVID-19 tests being conducted. With this, India has so far conducted over 78.73 crore (78,73,55,354) cumulative COVID tests. The COVID-19 vaccination coverage in India has exceeded 183.26 crore (1,83,26,35,673) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,17,89,216 sessions, the Ministry said.

Under the COVID-19 vaccination drive for the age group 12-14 years, which started on March 16 this year, more than 1.23 crore (1,23,75,762) adolescents have been administered with the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

The health ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

“Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

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