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Covid-19: India reports 18,833 fresh cases, 278 deaths


New Delhi: India reported 18,833 new cases of Covid-19 infection in last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Wednesday morning.

Currently, the active caseload of Covid-19 in the country is 2,46,687, which is the lowest in 203 days, according to the ministry. It constitutes 0.73 per cent of the overall case tally.

The death toll has reached 4,49,538.

The daily positivity rate is 1.34 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate is 1.66 per cent.

Over 57 crore samples have been tested for Covid-19 till now in the country, according to ICMR. Of these, 14,09,825 were tested on Tuesday alone.


97.94% recovery

A total of 24,770 persons recovered from Covid-19 in 24 hours, taking the overall recovery to 3,31,75,656. This is 97.94 per cent of the total cases.


92.17 crore vaccine doses administered

Till now, more than 92.17 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country under the nationwide vaccination programme. According to the ministry, over 6.93 crore doses are available with the states and Union Territories to be administered.

The government has said that over 85 per cent population is expected to receive the first dose of the vaccine and 40 per cent is expected to be fully vaccinated by the end of October.




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