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Covid-19: India reports 19,740 new cases, 248 deaths


New Delhi: The number of daily cases of Covid-19 in India dropped below 20,000. The country reported 19,740 fresh cases of the infection in last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Saturday morning. As many as 248 deaths were reported during this period.

The active caseload of Covid-19 in the country dropped to 2,36,643, which is 0.7 per cent of the total cases and is the lowest in 206 days.

The daily positivity rate is 1.56 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate is 1.62 per cent.

Over 58.13 crore samples have been tested for Covid-19 till now. Over 12.69 tests were conducted on Friday.


97.98% recovery

A total of 23,070 patients recovered from the infection in 24 hours, taking the overall recovery to 3,32,48,291. This is 97.98 per cent of the total cases.


Nearly 94 crore vaccinated till now

In last 24 hours, over 79.12 lakh doses of Covid vaccine were administered in the country, taking the overall number of doses administered till now to 93,99,15,323.

Meanwhile, there are reports that the government may lift restrictions on the export of RAT and RT-PCR kits. The exports had been banned when India was reeling under a disastrous second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.



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