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India records over 10000 new Covid-19 cases

The active cases stand at 1,11,472. A decrease of 10,409 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

India registered 10,273 new Covid-19 cases, 243 deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the total death toll to 5,13,724, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said today.

The active cases stand at 1,11,472. A decrease of 10,409 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

India also recorded 20,439 recoveries today, taking the total number of recoveries to 4,22,90,921.

The national Covid-19 recovery rate stands at 98.54 per cent. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 1.26 per cent, according to the ministry.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive have exceeded 177.44 crore. As many as 10,22,204 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours to detect the presence of the virus.

The ministry said the Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of Covid vaccination throughout the country. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to states and Union Territories for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.

As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, the centre has been supporting the states and UTs by providing them Covid vaccines free of cost.