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India logs 22,270 new Covid cases; 14% drop

A total of 12,35,471 tests were conducted across the country in last 24 hours, taking the total to over 75.81 crore.

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

India logged 22,270 new Covid cases, 14 percent lower than yesterday, and 325 deaths due to Coronavirus infection in the past 24 hours, Union Health Ministry data stated on Saturday.

The total active cases of COVID-19 in India have declined to 2,53,739 and constitute 0.59 per cent of the country’s total positive cases, according to the ministry data.

With 325 more deaths in last 24 hours, the total death toll in the country is now at 5,11,230.

The recovery of 60,298 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 4,20,37,536. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.21 per cent, said Union Health Ministry.

A total of 12,35,471 tests were conducted across the country in last 24 hours, taking the total to over 75.81 crore.

While the weekly positivity rate stood at 2.50 per cent, the daily positivity rate increased to 1.80 per cent.

With the administration of over 36 lakh vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s Covid inoculation coverage reached 175.03 crore as of Saturday morning. This had been achieved through 1,98,09,200 sessions.