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Covid: India adds 2,593 new cases, 44 more people die

New Delhi: Continuing with a steep rise in daily Covid cases, India recorded 2,593 new cases in the last 24 hours, with a daily positivity rate of 0.59 per cent. In the last 24 hours, 44 people succumbed to the virus. The death toll in the country is currently at 5,22,193. The case fatality rate is 1.21 per cent.

India’s active caseload currently stands at 15,873. They now constitute 0.04 per cent of the country’s total positive cases. A total of 4,36,532 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. The weekly positivity rate is 0.54 per cent, as per the data shared by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. 

In the nationwide vaccination drive against COVID-19, which commenced on January 16 last year, more than 187.67 crore doses have been administered to eligible beneficiaries. 

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed on Sunday that over 192. 51 crores of COVID-19 vaccine doses have been provided to States and Union Territories so far.

“More than 192.51 crores (1,92,51,46,165) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far through Govt. of India (free of cost channel) and through direct state procurement category,” read the official statement from the ministry. Further, more than 19.75 Cr (19,75,29,350) balance and unutilized COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered.

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