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COVID: India reports 18,833 new cases in last 24-hour

India has reported 18,833 new cases and 24,770 recoveries in the last 24 hours.

The active caseload stands at 2,46,687, the lowest in 203 days, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

A total of 24,770 patients also recovered in the last 24 hours, taking the overall tally of recoveries to 3,31,75,656. India’s recovery rate stands at 97.94 per cent – the highest since March 2020.

Active caseload is presently 2,46,687, which is the lowest in 203 days. Active cases presently constitute 0.73 per cent of the country’s total cases.

Meanwhile, the fresh deaths have taken the toll to 4,49,538, as per the Health Ministry data.

The weekly positivity rate, at 1.68 per cent, remains less than 3 per cent for the last 103 days now, while the daily positivity rate is 1.34 per cent, having remained below 3 per cent for last 37 days and below 5 per cent for 120 consecutive days now.

A total of 14,09,825 tests were conducted in last 24-hour, taking the cumulative total to over 57.68 crore.

With 59,48,360 vaccine doses administered in the last 24 hours, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage crossed the 92 crore mark as per provisional reports till 7 a.m. on Wednesday.

Over 92.57 crore vaccine doses have been provided to states/UTs so far through the Centre as well as the direct state procurement category. There are more than 6.93 cr unutilised vaccine doses that are still available with the states/UTs to be administered, the health ministry data said.

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