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Over 3.17 lakh Covid-19 cases, 491 deaths in India in 24 hours


New Delhi: The daily tally of Covid-19 cases in India crossed the mark of 3 lakh. The country recorded 3,17,532 fresh cases of infection in 24 hours ending Thursday morning, the health ministry said.

A total of 491 deaths were recorded during this period.

The daily positivity rate rose to 16.41 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate is 16.06 per cent.

The nation’s Omicron tally has reached 9,287.

Recovery rate at 93.69%; active caseload above 19 lakh

Nearly 2.24 lakh patients recovered from Covid-19 in India in last 24 hours.  The overall recovery has crossed 3.58 crore, which is 93.69 per cent of the cases recorded till now.

The active caseload of Covid-19 in the country currently is 19,24,051. This is 5.03 per cent of the cases so far.


19.35 lakh tests in a day

Following the Centre’s instruction to ramp up testing, the daily testing has been rising gradually. On Wednesday, more than 19.35 lakh samples were tested for Covid in India. So far, more than 70.93 tests have been conducted till now.


73.38 lakh vaccinated in a day

More than 73.38 lakh individuals were vaccinated for Covid-19 on Wednesday. So far, more than 1.59 billion, or 159.67 crore doses of the vaccine have been administered under the nationwide vaccination drive.





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