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2.51 lakh new Covid-19 cases, 627 deaths in India in 24 hours


New Delhi: India recorded 2,51,209 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Friday morning.

A total of 627 patients succumbed to the infection during this period.

The daily positivity rate dropped to 15.88 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was 17.47 per cent.

Over 15.82 lakh samples were tested for Covid-19 in last 24 hours, taking the overall testing to more than 72.37 crore.


93.6% recovery; active caseload drops to 21.05 lakh

The number of recoveries in 24 hours was significantly higher than the case count.

A total of 3,47,433 patients recovered from the infection, which is a recovery rate of 93.6 per cent.

The active caseload has reduced to 2,51,209, accounting for 5.18 per cent of the total cases.


57.35 lakh vaccinated in a day

A total of 57,35,692 individuals were vaccinated against Covid-19 in the country on Thursday. So far, over 1.64 billion (164.44 crore) doses of vaccine have been administered in the country under the nationwide vaccination drive.



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