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Covid-19: India reports 15,981 fresh cases, 379 deaths in 24 hours

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New Delhi: The country witnessed a drop in number of Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours. A total of 15,981 fresh cases of infection were reported, the health ministry said on Saturday morning. A total of 379 patients succumbed to the infection during this period, taking the death toll to 4,51,814.

The active caseload of Covid-19 in the country is 2,01,632, which is 0.59 per cent of the total cases. It is also the lowest in 218 days.

The daily positivity rate is 1.73 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate is 1.44 per cent.

Over 58.98 crore samples have been tested for Covid till now.

98.98% recovery

With 17,861 patients recovering from Covid-19 in 24 hours, the overall recovery has reached 3,33,99,961. This is 98.08 per cent of the total cases.

8.36 lakh vaccinated

The daily vaccination in the country dropped to just 8.36 lakh in 24 hours. So far, 97.23 crore doses have been administered.

 

14 new cases in Gujarat; vaccination less than 1 lakh

A day after touching an 82-day high, cases in Gujarat dropped to 14 on Friday. Seventeen patients recovered from the infection.

The number of vaccine doses administered on Friday dropped to 90,161, going below 1 lakh after several days.

 

 

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