India reports 24,354 new COVID-19 infections in last 24 hours

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India’s active caseload is 2,73,889 which is lowest in last 197 days. Active cases account for less than 1 per cent of the total cases, which currently stands at 0.81 per cent, the lowest since March 2020.

New Delhi: India recorded 24,354 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday.

India’s active caseload is 2,73,889 which is lowest in last 197 days. Active cases account for less than 1 per cent of the total cases, which currently stands at 0.81 per cent, the lowest since March 2020.

The recovery rate currently stands at 97.86 percent, which is the highest since March 2020.

According to the Health Ministry, with 25,455 patients being cured in the last 24 hours, the cumulative number of patients who have been cured since the start of the pandemic has gone up to 3,30,68,599.

The country recorded a weekly positivity rate of 1.68 per cent which is less than 3 per cent for the last 99 days. The daily positivity rate in the country stands at 1.70 per cent, which is less than 3 per cent for the last 33 days.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 14,29,2548 samples were tested on Friday, taking the total cumulative number of COVID-19 tests conducted in the country to 57,19,94,990 so far.

The country has so far given 89.74 crore vaccine doses under the nationwide vaccination campaign.

(ANI)

First published:October 2, 2021, 10:10 am

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