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IANS 31 December 2021
India's Omicron tally crosses 1,000-mark, Maharashtra tops with 450 cases
31-12-2021 13:00

With 309 new cases of highly transmissible Covid variant Omicron detected in the last 24 hours, India's Omicron tally on Friday rose to 1,270 cases. Of total, 374 have been discharged.

Among the 23 states and UTs that have reported the Omicron infection so far, Maharashtra tops the list with 450 cases of this variant. Of them, 125 patients have been discharged as per the health ministry data.

Delhi has the second highest cases of Omicron infection at 320. However, 57 of them have been discharged from the hospital. Delhi is followed by Kerala with 109 Omicron cases. The Union health ministry on Friday morning said that the Omicron infection has so far spread into 23 states and UTs.

Among other states, Gujarat has so far reported 97 Omicron cases and Rajasthan has a total of 69 cases. In Telangana, 62 people have so far tested positive for Omicton while in Tamil Nadu the count stands at 46. Karnataka has logged 34 cases and Andhra Pradesh so far has 16 cases of this variant. Haryana and Odisha have 14 Omicron cases each while West Bengal has reported 11 cases so far.

However, the Omicron case count is in single digit for Madhya Pradesh at 9 and Uttarakhand at 4 cases while Chandigarh and Jammu & Kashmir have 3 cases each. Uttar Pradesh and Andaman and Nicobar Islands have 2 cases so far. Meanwhile, Goa, Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh, Manipur and Punjab have one case each so far.

 
 
India reports 13,154 new COVID cases, Omicron tally reaches 961 in past 24 hours
30-12-2021 10:20

In the last 24 hours, India registered 13,154 new Covid-19 cases and 268 deaths, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday.

With the addition of the new fatalities, the total death toll has climbed at 4,80,860.

Meanwhile, the Omicron infection tally has climbed at 961 across the nation, of 320 patients have been discharged from hospitals.

A total of 22 states have reported detecting the new variant, the Ministry confirmed.

Meanwhile, the recovery of 7,486 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,42,58,778. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.38 per cent.

India's active caseload is 82,402, which account for 0.24 per cent of the country's total positive cases.

Also in the same period, a total of 11,99,252 tests were conducted across the country, increasing the total tally to 67.64 crore.

The weekly positivity rate at 0.76 per cent has remained less than 1 per cent for the last 46 days now.

The daily positivity rate at 1.10 per cent has also remained below 2 per cent for last 87 days and less than 3 per cent for 122 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 63,91,282 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage reached 143.83 crore as of Thursday morning.

More than 16.93 crore balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs, said the Ministry.
 
India reports 9,195 new COVID cases, Omicron tally reaches 781 in past 24 hours
29-12-2021 10:40

In the past 24 hours, India registered 9,195 fresh Covid-19 cases, a significant spike from the previous day's figure of 6,358, and 302 deaths, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Wednesday.

With the fresh fatalities, the death toll climbed to 4,80,592.

The recovery of 7,347 patients in the same period has increased the cumulative tally to 3,42,51,292. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.40 per cent, highest since March 2020.

Meanwhile, the Omicron infection tally has climbed to 781 across the nation.

Of the total, 241 have been discharged from hospitals after recovery. So far, a total 21 states have detected the new variant, the Ministry added.

India's active Covid-19 caseload is presently at 77,002. Active cases constitute 0.22 per cent of the country's total positive cases, which is the lowest since March 2020.

With a total of 11,67,612 tests conducted across the country in the same period, cumulative tests have spiked to over 67.52 crore.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 0.68 per cent has remained less than 1 per cent for the last 45 days now.

The daily positivity rate stands at 0.79 per cent, which has also remained below two per cent for last 86 days and less than 3 per cent for 121 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 64,61,321 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 143.15 crore.

More than 16.67 crore balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs, the Ministry added.
 
India logs 6,358 new COVID cases, Omicron tally at 653 in past 24 hours
28-12-2021 10:55

India registered 6,358 fresh Covid cases in a span of 24 hours, the Union ministry of Health and Family welfare said on Tuesday.

As many as 293 deaths were also recorded pushing the death toll to 4,80,290.

Meanwhile, the Omicron infection tally has risen to 653 across the nation. However, of the total cases, 186 have been discharged from hospitals. So far, 21 states have reported Omicron infections, as per the ministry.

The recovery of 6,450 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,42,43,945. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.40 per cent, the highest since March 2020.

India's active caseload is presently at 75,456. Active cases constitute 0.22 per cent of the country's total positive cases, the lowest since March 2020.

Also in the same period, a total of 10,35,495 tests were conducted across the country taking the cumulative tests to over 67.41 crore.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 0.64 per cent has remained less than 1 per cent for the last 44 days now.

The daily positivity rate stands at 0.61 per cent, which has also remained below 2 per cent for last 85 days and less than 3 per cent for 120 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 72,87,547 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 142.47 crore as of Tuesday morning.

More than 16.80 crore balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered, the ministry said.

 
 
India reports 6,531 new COVID cases, Omicron tally rises to 578 in past 24 hours
27-12-2021 10:30
 
India registered 6,531 new Covid cases and 315 deaths in a span of 24 hours, and the Omicron infection tally has reached 578, said the Union ministry of health and family welfare on Monday.

Out of the total Omicron positive cases, 151 have been discharged from the various hospitals they were admitted to. So far 19 states have reported the Omicron cases, the Union health ministry said.

The recovery of 7,141 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,42,37,495. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.40 per cent, highest since March 2020.

India's active caseload is presently at 75,841. Active cases constitute 0.22 per cent of the country's total positive cases, which is the lowest since March 2020.

Also in the same period, a total of 7,52,935 tests were conducted across the country. India has so far conducted over 67.29 crore cumulative tests.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 0.63 per cent has remained less than 1 per cent for the last 43 days now.

The daily positivity rate stands at 0.87 per cent, which has also remained below 2 per cent for the last 84 days and less than 3 per cent for 119 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 29,93,283 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 141.70 crore as of Monday morning.
 
India reports 6,650 new COVID cases, Omicron tally rises to 358 in past 24 hours
21-12-2021 10:40

India registered 6,650 new Covid cases and 374 deaths in 24 hours, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family welfare on Friday morning. The tally of Omicron cases in the country rose to 358.

With the addition of the new deaths, the toll has climbed to 4,79,133.

The Omicron infection tally has climbed to 358 across the nation. However, out of total Omicron positive, 114 have been discharged. So far 17 states have reported Omicron infection, said the Union health ministry.

The recovery of 7,051 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,42,15,977. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.40 per cent, highest since March 2020.

India's active caseload is presently at 77,516. Active cases constitute 0.22 per cent of the country's total positive cases, which is the lowest since March 2020.

Also in the same period, a total of 11,65,887 tests were conducted across the country. India has so far conducted over 66.98 crore cumulative tests.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 0.59 per cent has remained less than 1 per cent for the last 40 days now.

The daily positivity rate stands at 0.57 per cent, which has also remained below 2 per cent for the last 81 days and less than 3 per cent for 116 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 57,44,652 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 140.31 crore as of Friday morning.

More than 17.97 crore balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and union territories to be administered, according to the health ministry as of Friday morning.

 
 
India reports 6,317 fresh COVID cases, Omicron tally at 213 in past 24 hours
22-12-2021 10:40

India registered 6,317 fresh Covid cases and 318 deaths in the last 24 hours, and the Omicron tally has reached 213, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday.

With the addition of 318 new deaths, the death toll has climbed to 4,78,325.

Meanwhile, the Omicron infection tally has climbed at 213 across the nation. However, out of total Omicron positive, 90 have been discharged. So far 15 states have reported Omicron infection, said the ministry.

The recovery of 6,906 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,42,01,966. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.40 per cent, the highest since March 2020.

India's active caseload is presently at 78,190, the lowest in 575 days. Active cases constitute 0.22 per cent of the country's total positive cases, which is the lowest since March 2020.

Also in the same period, a total of 12,29,512 tests were conducted across the country. India has so far conducted over 66.73 crore cumulative tests.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 0.58 per cent has remained less than 1 per cent for the last 38 days now.

The daily positivity rate stands at 0.51 per cent, which has also remained below 2 per cent for the last 79 days and less than 3 per cent for 114 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 57,05,039 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 138.96 crore as of Wednesday morning.

More than 17.73 crore balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and union territories to be administered, according to the health ministry as of Wednesday morning.
 
India reports 6,563 new COVID cases, 132 deaths in past 24 hours
20-12-2021 10:50

India reported 6,563 new Covid cases and 132 deaths in the last 24 hours, said the Union ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday.

With the addition of 132 new deaths, the death toll has climbed to 4,77,554.

The recovery of 8,077 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,41,87,017. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.39 per cent, the highest since March 2020.

India's active caseload is presently at 82,267, lowest in 572 days. Active cases constitute 0.24 per cent of the country's total positive cases, which is the lowest since March 2020.

Also in the same period, a total of 8,77,055 tests were conducted across the country. India has so far conducted over 66.51 crore cumulative tests.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 0.60 per cent has remained less than 1 per cent for the last 36 days now.

The daily positivity rate stands at 0.75 per cent, which has also remained below 2 per cent for the last 77 days and less than 3 per cent for 112 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 15,82,079 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 137.67 crore as of Monday morning.

This has been achieved through 1,44,91,123 sessions.

More than 17.99 crore balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and union territories to be administered, according to the health ministry as of Monday morning.
 
India reports 7,145 new COVID cases, 289 deaths in past 24 hours
18-12-2021 10:55

In the last 24 hours, India registered 7,145 new Covid-19 cases and 289 deaths, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Saturday.

With the new fatalities, the nationwide death toll has increased to 4,77,158.

The recovery of 8,706 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,41,71,471. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.38 per cent, the highest since March 2020.

India's active caseload is 84,565, the lowest in 569 days. Active cases account for 0.24 per cent of the country's total positive cases, which is the lowest since March 2020.

Also in the same period, a total of 12,45,402 tests were conducted across the country, increasing the total to 66.28 crore.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 0.62 per cent has remained less than 1 per cent for the last 34 days now.

The daily positivity rate at 0.57 per cent has also remained below 2 per cent for last 75 days and less than 3 per cent for 110 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 62,06,244 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 136.66 crore as of Saturday morning.

This has been achieved through 1,43,67,288 sessions.

More than 17.21 crore balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs, according to the Ministry.

 
 
India reports 7,447 new COVID cases, 391 deaths in past 24 hours
17-12-2021 10:30

India reported 7,447 new Covid-19 and 391 deaths in the last 24 hours, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday.

The recovery of 7,886 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,41,62,765. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.38 per cent, the highest since March 2020. And, with the addition of new deaths, the toll has climbed to 4,76,869.

India's active caseload presently stands at 86,415. Active cases constitute 0.25 per cent of the country's total positive cases, which is the lowest since March 2020.

Also in the same period, a total of 12,59,952 tests were conducted across the country. India has so far conducted over 66.15 crore cumulative tests.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 0.63 per cent has remained less than 1 per cent for the last 33 days now.

The daily positivity rate stands at 0.59 per cent, which has also remained below 2 per cent for the last 74 days and less than 3 per cent for 109 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 70,46,805 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 135.99 crore. This has been achieved through 1,42,79,769 sessions.

More than 16.66 crore balance and unutilized Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and union territories to be administered, according to the health ministry as of Friday morning.
 
India reports 7,974 new COVID cases, 343 deaths in past 24 hours
16-12-2021 10:40

In the past 24 hours, India registered 7,974 new Covid-19 cases and 343 deaths, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Thursday.

With the new fatalities, the nationwide death toll has increased to 4,76,478.

The recovery of 7,948 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,41,54,879. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.38 per cent, the highest since March 2020.

India's active caseload presently stands at 87,245. Active cases constitute 0.25 per cent of the country's total positive cases, which is lowest since March 2020.

Also in the same period, a total of 12,16,011 tests were conducted across the country, taking the total to 66.02 crore .

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 0.64 per cent has remained less than 1 per cent for the last 32 days now.

The daily positivity rate at 0.57 per cent has also remained below 2 per cent for last 73 days and less than 3 per cent for 108 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 60,12,425 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 135.25 crore as of Thursday morning.

This has been achieved through 1,41,93,269 sessions.

According to the Ministry, more than 16.42 crore balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are currently available with the states and UTs.
 
3rd time during the pandemic, Mumbai has no COVID-19 deaths
15-12-2021 20:20

For the third time in almost 22 months, Mumbai recorded zero Covid-19 deaths on Wednesday, even as the new variant Omicron continues to cause concern, officials said.

The previous nil deaths were notched on December 11 and October 17 in the city, and for several weeks, fatalities here have been restricted to single digit figures.

However, the city still continues to record the state's highest number of new infections daily - 238 on December 15, taking the progressive total to 765,934 since the pandemic started in mid-March 2020.

The city has built an impressive recovery rate of 97 percent and an average weekly growth rate of 0.03 percent and doubling rate of 2,514 days.

While no slums or chawls have been sealed for several days now, 15 buildings are currently under the seal to contain the spread of the virus, including those where Bollywood celebs like Kareena Kapoor, Karan Johar, and Amrita Arora live.

Meanwhile, Mumbai, - along with Pune district - has reported the highest 12 Omicron cases, while there is one each in other districts like Thane, Palghar, Latur and Nagpur, with the state total standing at 28 infectees till December 14.
 
At 6,984 cases, India reports slight rise in daily COVID count
15-12-2021 10:50

India reported 6,984 new Covid cases, which is slightly higher than the previous day, and 247 deaths in the last 24 hours, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, the country witnessed a major drop in the number of daily Covid cases as it reported 5,784 new infections, the lowest in 571 days.

With the addition of new deaths, the total death toll has climbed to 4,76,135.

The recovery of 8,168 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,41,46,931. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.38 per cent, highest since March 2020.

India's active caseload presently stands at 87,562. Active cases constitute 0.25 per cent of the country's total positive cases, which is the lowest since March 2020.

Also in the same period, a total of 11,84,883 tests were conducted across the country. India has so far conducted over 65.88 crore cumulative tests.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 0.67 per cent has remained less than 1 per cent for the last 31 days now.

The daily positivity rate stands at 0.59 per cent, which has also remained below 2 per cent for last 72 days and less than 3 per cent for 107 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 68,89,025 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 134.61 crore as of Wednesday morning.

This has been achieved through 1,41,10,887 in sessions.

More than 16.49 crore balance and unutilized Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and union territories to be administered, according to the health ministry as of on Wednesday morning.
 
India records 5,784 new COVID cases, lowest in 571 days
14-12-2021 10:55

India on Tuesday witnessed a major drop in the number of daily Covid cases as it reported 5,784 new infections in the last 24 hours, the lowest in 571 days, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

In the same period, there were 252 new fatalities, which pushed the overall death toll to 4,75,888.

Also in the last 24 hours, 7,995 patients recovered, increasing the cumulative tally to 3,41,38,763. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.37 per cent, the highest since March 2020.

While India's active caseload stood at 88,993, the lowest in 563 days, active cases account for 0.26 per cent of the country's total positive cases, which is also the lowest since March 2020.

Also in the same period, a total of 9,50,482 tests were conducted across the country, taking the total figure to over 65.76 crore.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 0.68 per cent has remained less than 1 per cent for the last 30 days now.

The daily positivity rate at 0.58 per cent has also remained below 2 per cent for the last 71 days and less than 3 per cent for 106 days.

With the administration of 66,98,601 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 133.88 crore as of Tuesday morning.

This has been achieved through 1,40,27,706 sessions.

More than 17.06 crore balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs, according to the Ministry.

 
 
India records 7,350 COVID-19 cases, 202 deaths in past 24 hours
13-12-2021 10:20

India registered 7,350 fresh Covid-19 cases and 202 fatalities in the last 24 hrs, the Ministry of Health and Family welfare said on Monday.

With the fresh fatalities, the nationwide death toll climbed to 4,75,636.

The recovery of 7,973 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,41,30,768. Consequently, the recovery rate stands at 98.37 per cent, the highest since March 2020.

The active caseload stands at 91,456, the lowest in 561 days. Active cases account for 0.26 per cent of the country's total positive cases, which is lowest since March 2020.

Also in the same period, a total of 8,55,692 tests were conducted across the country, pushing the total number to over 65.66 crore.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 0.69 per cent has remained less than 1 per cent for the last 29 days.

The daily positivity rate stands at 0.86 per cent, which has also remained below 2 per cent for last 70 days and less than 3 per cent for 105 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 19,10,917 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, the country's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 133.17 crore as of Monday morning.

This has been achieved through 1,38,93,021 sessions.

More than 17.83 crore balance and unutilised Covid-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs, the Ministry added.
 
India's daily COVID caseload falls to 8,503, death count at 624 in past 24 hours
10-12-2021 10:50

India reported 8,503 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, while the fatalities rose to 624, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Friday.

The death toll now stands at 4,74,735.

The recovery of 7,678 patients in the same period has increased the cumulative tally to 3,41,05,066. Consequently, the recovery rate stands at 98.36 per cent, highest since March 2020.

Currently, the country's active caseload stands at 94,943. Active cases constitute 0.27 per cent of the total positive cases, which is lowest since March 2020.

Also in the same period, a total of 12,93,412 tests were conducted taking the cumulative tests to over 65.32 crore.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 0.72 per cent has remained less than 1 per cent for the last 26 days now.

The daily positivity rate stands at 0.66 per cent, which has also remained below 2 per cent for last 67 days and less than 3 per cent for 102 consecutive days.

With the administration of 74,57,970 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 131.18 crore as of Friday morning.

This has been achieved through 1,36,76,290 sessions.

More than 18.80 crore balance and unutilised Covid-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered, according to the health ministry.

 
 
India logs 9,419 new COVID cases, 195 deaths in past 24 hours
09-12-2021 10:55

India on Thursday reported 9,419 fresh Covid cases and 159 deaths in the last 24 hours, said the Ministry of Health and Family welfare on Thursday morning.

The recovery of 8,251 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,40,97,388. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.36 per cent, highest since March 2020.

India's active caseload presently stands at 94,742. Active cases constitute 0.27 per cent of the country's total positive cases, which is the lowest since March 2020.

Also in the same period, a total of 12,89,983 tests were conducted across the country. India has so far conducted over 65.19 crore cumulative tests.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 0.74 per cent has remained less than 1 per cent for the last 25 days now.

The daily positivity rate stands at 0.73 per cent, which has also remained below 2 per cent for the last 66 days and less than 3 per cent for 101 consecutive days now.

The total death toll due to Covid in the country has climbed to 4,74,111.

With the administration of 80,86,910 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 130.39 crore as of Thursday morning.

This has been achieved through 1,35,89,181 sessions.

More than 19 crore balance and unutilized Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and union territories to be administered, according to the health ministry as of Thursday morning.
 
India records 8,439 fresh COVID cases, 195 deaths in past 24 hours
08-12-2021 10:55

India reported 8,439 fresh Covid cases in the past 24 hours pushing the tally to 3,40,89,137, the Ministry of Health and Family welfare said on Wednesday morning.

With an addition of 195 new fatalities, the total death toll has risen to 4,73,952.

As 9,525 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours, the country's recovery rate stands at 98.36 per cent, the highest since March 2020.

India's active caseload presently stands at 93,733, which is lowest in the last 555 days. Active cases constitute 0.27 per cent of the country's total positive cases, which is lowest since March 2020.

Also, in the same period as many as 12,13,130 tests were conducted taking the cumulative tests so far to over 65.06 crore.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 0.76 per cent has remained less than 1 per cent for the last 24 days now.

The daily positivity rate stands at 0.70 per cent, which has also remained below 2 per cent for last 65 days and less than 3 per cent for 100 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 73,62,000 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, the Covid inoculation coverage has reached 129.54 crore.

This has been achieved through 1,35,05,139 in sessions.

More than 19.19 crore balance and unutilised Covid-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states and Union Territories to be administered, according to the health ministry.

 
 
India reports 6,822 new COVID cases, lowest in 558 days
07-12-2021 10:30

In the last 24 hours, India registered 6,822 new coronavirus cases, the lowest single-day spike in 558 days, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday.

Also in the same period, 220 people succumbed to the virus, which increased the overall nationwide death toll to 4,73,757.

The recovery of 10,004 patients has increased the cumulative tally to 3,40,79,612. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.36 per cent, the highest since March 2020.

India's active caseload presently stands at 95,014, which is also lowest in the last 554 days. Active cases account for 0.27 per cent of the country's total positive cases, the lowest since March 2020.

Meanwhile, the country conducted a total of 10,79,384 tests in the last 24 hours, which increased the overall number to over 64.94 crore.

The weekly positivity rate at 0.78 per cent has remained less than 1 per cent for the last 23 days now.

The daily positivity rate at 0.63 per cent has also remained below 2 per cent for last 64 days and less than 3 per cent for 99 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 79,39,038 vaccine doses, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 128.76 crore as of Tuesday morning.

This has been achieved through 1,34,23,668 sessions.

More than 20.13 crore balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered.
 
 
India reports 8,306 new COVID cases, 211 deaths in past 24 hours
06-12-2021 11:00

In the past 24 hours, India registered 8,306 new coronavirus cases and 211 deaths, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in its latest update on Monday.

With the addition of the new fatalities, the nationwide death toll has climbed to 4,73,537.

The recovery of 8,834 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,40,69,608. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.35 per cent, the highest since March 2020.

India's active caseload presently stands at 98,416 and active cases account for 0.28 per cent of the country's total positive Cases, which is also the lowest since March 2020.

Also in the same period, a total of 8,86,263 tests were conducted across the country, taking the cumulative total to 64.82 crore.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 0.78 per cent has remained less than 1 per cent for the last 22 days now.

The daily positivity rate stands at 0.94 per cent, which has also remained below 2 per cent for last 63 days and less than 3 per cent for 98 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 24,55,911 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 127.93 crore as of Monday morning.

This has been achieved through 1,32,86,429 sessions.

More than 21 crore balance and unutilised vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered, according to the Health Ministry.
 
At 8,603, India sees dip in new COVID cases in past 24 hours
04-12-2021 11:10

India on Saturday reported 8,603 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. In the same time span, a total of 415 deaths have also been reported across the nation, said the Ministry of Health and Family welfare on Saturday morning. With the addition of 415 new deaths, the death toll has climbed to 4,70,530.

The recovery of 8,190 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recoveries to 3,40,53,856. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.35 per cent, highest since March 2020.

India's Active caseload presently stands at 99,974. Active cases constitute 0.29 per cent of the country's total Positive Cases, which is lowest since March 2020.

Also in the same period, a total of 12,52,596 tests were conducted across the country. India has so far conducted over 64.60 crore cumulative tests.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 0.81 per cent has remained less than 1 per cent for the last 20 days now.

The daily positivity rate stands at 0.69 per cent, which has also remained below 2 per cent for last 61 days and less than 3 per cent for 96 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 73,63,706 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 126.53 crore as of Saturday morning. This has been achieved through 1,31,55,745 sessions.

More than 21.38 crore balance and unutilized Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered, according to the health ministry as of on Saturday morning. India has administered over 126.53 cr vaccine doses so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive.
 
 
India records 9,216 new COVID cases, 391 deaths in past 24 hours
03-12-2021 10:50

India on Friday reported 9,216 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, below the 10,000-mark for the seventh day in the row.

A total of 391 deaths were reported across the nation taking the toll to 4,70,115, said the Ministry of Health and Family welfare on Friday morning.

The recovery of 8,612 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,40,45,666. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.35 per cent, highest since March 2020.

India's active caseload presently stands at 99,976. Active cases constitute 0.29 per cent of the country's total positive cases, which is the lowest since March 2020.

Also in the same period, a total of 11,57,156 tests were conducted across the country. India has so far conducted over 64.46 crore cumulative tests.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 0.84 per cent has remained less than 1 per cent for the last 19 days now.

The daily positivity rate stands at 0.80 per cent, which has also remained below 2 per cent for the last 60 days and less than 3 per cent for 95 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 73,67,230 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 125.75 crore as of Thursday morning.

This has been achieved through 1,30,65,773 sessions.

More than 22.05 crore balance and unutilized Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and union territories to be administered, according to the health ministry as of Friday morning.

 
 
India registers 9,765 fresh COVID cases, 477 deaths in past 24 hours
02-12-2021 10:50

India logged 9,765 fresh Covid cases in the past 24 hours, below the 10,000-mark for sixth day in a row, the Ministry of Health and Family welfare said on Thursday morning.

With the addition of 477 fatalities, the total death toll has climbed at 4,69,724.

The recovery of 8,548 people in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of the recovered patients to 3,40,37,054. Consequently, the recovery rate stands at 98.35 per cent, the highest since March 2020.

India's active caseload presently stands at 99,763. It constitutes 0.29 per cent of the country's total positive cases, which is lowest since March 2020.

Also in the same period, a total of 10,98,611 tests were conducted across the country pegging the cumulative tests at 64.35 crore.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 0.85 per cent has remained less than 1 per cent for the last 18 days now.

The daily positivity rate stands at 0.89 per cent, which has also remained below 2 per cent for last 59 days and less than 3 per cent for 94 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 80,35,261 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 124.96 crore as of Thursday morning.

This has been achieved through 1,29,79,828 in sessions.

More than 22.78 crore balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered, according to the ministry. India has administered over 124.96 crore vaccine doses so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.
 
At 8,954, India sees a marginal rise in new COVID cases
01-12-2021 11:20 
 
India on Wednesday reported 8,954 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, a marginal rise over the previous day's count.
 
On Tuesday, India had reported 6,990 cases only.
 
The Wednesday's count of new cases continues to be below the 10,000-mark for the fifth day in a row.
 
A total of 267 deaths were registered in the last 24 hours taking the toll to 4,69,247, said the Ministry of Health and Family welfare on Wednesday morning.
 
The recovery of 10,207 patients in the last 24 hours has also increased the cumulative tally to 3,40,28,506. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.36 per cent, the highest since March 2020.
 
India's Active Caseload is less than a lakh after 547 days; presently stands at 99,023. Active cases constitute 0.29 per cent of the country's total positive cases, which is the lowest since March 2020.
 
Also in the same period, a total of 11,08,467 tests were conducted across the country. India has so far conducted over 64.24 crore cumulative tests.
 
Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 0.84 per cent has remained less than 1 per cent for the last 17 days now.
 
The daily positivity rate stands at 0.81 per cent, which has also remained below 2 per cent for the last 58 days and less than 3 per cent for 93 consecutive days now.
 
With the administration of 80,98,716 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 124.10 crore as of Wednesday morning.
 
This has been achieved through 1,28,94,826 sessions.
 
More than 24.16 crore balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and union territories to be administered, according to the health ministry as of Wednesday morning.
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India records 6,990 new cases of COVID, less than 10,000 for fourth straight day
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