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Covid: India adds 15,786 new cases in the last 24-hour

New Delhi: India recorded 15,786 new cases of COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed on Friday. Of these new infections, Kerala reported 8,733 COVID-19 cases. At present, India’s caseload of active cases stands at 1,75,745 that is the lowest in 232 days. Active cases account for less than 1 per cent of the total cases in the country, currently at 0.51 per cent. It is the lowest since March 2020.

The country reported 18,641 new recoveries from Coronavirus in the last 24 hours thereby increasing the total recoveries to 3,35,14,449. With this, the country’s recovery rate is currently at 98.16 per cent and is the highest since March 2020.

Further, the country added 231 deaths in the last 24 hours. Of this, Kerala reported 118 deaths due to Coronavirus infections.

Of the 59.70 crore total tests conducted so far to detect the presence of Coronavirus in individuals, a daily positivity rate of 1.19 per cent was observed that is less than 3 per cent for the last 53 days in the country.

As far as the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive is concerned, 100.59 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far. 

The daily positivity rate at 1.19 per cent has also remained below 3 per cent for the last 53 days and less than 5 per cent for 136 consecutive days now.

As per the Health Ministry, a total of 11,65,54,028 balance and unutilised vaccine doses are still available with the states/UTs.

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