India has reported 33,376 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry informed on Saturday. Out of these, 25,010 cases were recorded in Kerala. India’s cumulative COVID count has now gone up to 3,32,08,330. India recorded 32,198 recoveries in the last 24 hours and the recovery tally has gone up to 3,23,74,497.
There are currently 3,91,516 active cases in the country.
According to the Ministry, as many as 308 people succumbed to the COVID-19 infection in the last 24 hours taking the death toll to 4,42,317. Meanwhile, The recovery rate stands at 97.49 per cent.
The daily positivity rate stands at 2.10 per cent while the weekly positivity rate is at 2.26 per cent.
India has substantially ramped up its COVID-19 testing capacity wherein over 54 crore tests have been conducted so far, including 15,92,135 tests conducted in the last 24 hours.
In the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive, 73.05 crore vaccine doses have been administered to eligible beneficiaries till date.
“With the administration of 65,27,175 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, country’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage surpassed the cumulative figure of 73 crores landmark milestone (73,05,89,688) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 74,70,363 sessions,” the health ministry said. Of the total, 1,03,63,329 health care workers received the first dose and 85,70,340 second vaccine doses; 1,83,35,452 front line workers were administered the first dose and 1,39,10,387 vaccine doses given as the second dose to front line workers.