India records 17,092 new Covid cases, 29 deaths in last 24 hours

India records 17,092 new Covid cases, 29 deaths in last 24 hours

India on Saturday saw a marginal rise in its daily COVID-19 cases with 17,092 new coronavirus infections recorded in the past 24 hours, against previous day’s 17,070, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

A total of 29 people lost their lives due to the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the Ministry said.

With the addition of new deaths due to the COVID-19, the total number of fatalities due to the coronavirus now stands at 5,25,168 in the country.

Meanwhile, the active caseload has also increased to 1,09,568, accounting for 0.25 per cent of total positive cases.

The recovery of 14,684 patients in the last 24 hours took the cumulative tally to 4,28,51,590. Consequently, the recovery rate stands at 98.54 per cent.

Meanwhile, the daily positivity rate has also marginally increased to 4.14 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate currently stands at 3.56 per cent.

Also in the same period, a total of 4,12,570 tests were conducted across the country, increasing the overall tally to over 86.32 crore.

As of this morning, the Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 197.84 crore, achieved via 2,57,98,020 sessions.

Over 3.68 crore adolescents have been administered with a first dose of Covid-19 jab since the beginning of vaccination drive for this age bracket.

The Statesman

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