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Covid-19: India records 2,259 new cases, 20 deaths in 24 hours

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New Delhi: The country recorded 2,259 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday morning. As many as 20 patients succumbed to the infection during this period.

The daily positivity rate was 0.5 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was 0.53 per cent.

Around 4.51 lakh samples were tested for Covid in the country in last 24 hours, taking the cumulative testing figure to over 84.58 crore.

 

98.75% recovery

A total of 2,614 recoveries were recorded in last 24 hours. The recovery rate stands at 98.75 per cent.

The active caseload is 15,044, accounting for 0.03 per cent of the cases recorded till now.

 

15.12 lakh vaccinated on Thursday

Around 15.12 lakh persons received the Covid-19 vaccine on Thursday. So far, over 1.91 billion (191.96 crore) doses have bene administered under the nationwide vaccination drive.

 

 

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