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Covid-19: India reports 38,353 cases, 497 deaths in 24 hours

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New Delhi: The daily tally of Covid-19 cases in the country increased sharply on Tuesday but remained below 40,000. There were 38,353 cases reported in 24 hours, the Union health ministry said on Wednesday morning. As many as 497 patients succumbed to the infection during this period.

On Monday, there were just 28,204 cases.

The active caseload of Covid-19 in India declined to 3.86 lakh, which is 1.21 per cent of the total cases.

The daily positivity rate was 2.16 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was 2.34 per cent.

The recovery rate stand at 97.45%

51.9 crore vaccine doses administered till now

As many as 41,38,646 doses of Covid-19 vaccine were administered in the country in 24 hours, according to the health ministry. Thus, the overall vaccination figure has crossed 51.9 crore.

Over 48.5 crore samples have been tested for Covid-19 till now.

The Centre has provided over 53.24 crore doses to states and Union Territories and another 72.40 crore are in the pipeline, the ministry has said.

 

 

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