India Records 12,729 New Covid Cases, 221 Deaths

SRINAGAR: In the last 24 hours, India registered 12,729 new Covid-19 cases, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday.

In the same period, 221 new fatalities were reported, which increased the death toll to 4,49,873.

The recovery of 12,165 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,37,24,959. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.23 per cent, highest since March 2020.

The active caseload stands at 1,48,922. Active cases presently constitute 0.43 per cent of the country’s total positive cases, the lowest since March 2020.

Also in the same period, a total of 6,70,847 tests were conducted across the country.

India has so far conducted over 61.30 crore cumulative tests.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 1.25 per cent has remained less than 2 per cent for the last 42 days now.

The daily positivity rate stands at 1.90 per cent, which has also remained below 2 per cent for the last 32 days and less than 3 per cent for 67 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 5,65,276 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s Covid inoculation coverage has reached 107.70 crore as of Friday morning.

This has been achieved through 1,08,69,517 sessions.

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