COVID: India reports 21,257 new cases, 271 deaths in last 24 hrs

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The Union Health Ministry said on Friday that 21,257 new cases of Kovid-19 were registered in India and 271 people died in the last 24 hours.

New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry said on Friday that 21,257 new cases of Kovid-19 were registered in India and 271 people died in the last 24 hours.


Of these, Kerala recorded 12,288 COVID cases and 141 deaths in the last 24 hours. The cumulative cases of COVID-19 in the country now stands at 3,39,15,569, while 4,50,127 people have succumbed to the infection so far.
According to the ministry, 24,963 recovered from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the recovery tally to 3,32,25,221. Right now the recovery rate is 97.96 percent.


The ministry said the weekly positivity rate in the country is 1.64 per cent, while the daily positivity rate is 1.53 per cent.


A total of 13,85,706 COVID-19 tests were conducted on Thursday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) informed today. A total of 58,00,43,190 tests have been done so far.


Meanwhile, India has so far delivered over 93 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses across the country since the vaccination campaign began on January 16 this year.

(ANI)

First published:October 8, 2021, 1:29 pm

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