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India witnesses slight decline in daily Covid-19 cases, logs 8,813 fresh infections

New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry’s data, on Thursday, stated that India witnessed a marginal decline in Covid-19 cases with 8,813 fresh infections registered in the past 24 hours. The country recorded 15,040 recoveries in the last 24 hours which takes the total recoveries from the infection to 4,36,38,844. The current recovery rate is 98.56 […]

Edited By : Mahipal | Updated: Aug 16, 2022 12:35 IST
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New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry’s data, on Thursday, stated that India witnessed a marginal decline in Covid-19 cases with 8,813 fresh infections registered in the past 24 hours.

The country recorded 15,040 recoveries in the last 24 hours which takes the total recoveries from the infection to 4,36,38,844. The current recovery rate is 98.56 per cent.
According to the Health Ministry, the country’s daily positivity rate stands at 4.15 per cent, while its weekly positivity rate is 4.79 per cent.

The Ministry further informed that the country’s active caseload stands at 1,11,252 with the active cases at 0.25 per cent.

The Health Ministry also said that 88.06 crore Covid tests have been conducted in the country so far, of which 2,12,129 were conducted in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive, the Centre has administered 208.31 crore total vaccine doses which included 93.80 crore Second Dose and 12.36 crore Precaution Dose for Coronavirus infection.

In the last 24 hours, 6,10,863 doses have been administered.

As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, Government of India has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them CovidVaccines free of cost. In the new phase of the universalization of the Covid-19 vaccination drive, the Union Government will procure and supply (free of cost) 75% of the vaccines being produced by the vaccine manufacturers in the country to States and UTs.

First published on: Aug 16, 2022 12:35 PM IST

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