India Reports 34,403 New Covid-19 Cases, 320 Deaths


SRINAGAR: India has reported 34,403 new Covid positive cases and 320 deaths in 24 hours. The active case count has increased to 3,39,056 on Friday, as per the health ministry data. The death toll due to coronavirus has climbed to 4,44,248 while the total number of recoveries have surged to 3,25,98,424. A reduction of 3,867 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours, the data showed.

Going by the ICMR data, the Covid testing has also reduced to an average of 15 lakh per day this week. Yesterday, a total of 15,27,429 tests were conducted across the country. So far 54.92 crore Covid tests have happened in the country.

The ICMR study analysed the clinical characteristics and pregnancy outcomes of women infected from Covid-19 during the first wave of the pandemic in Maharashtra

India’s daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.25%. This has been below 3% for 18 days. And, the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 1.97%. This figure has been below 3% for 84 days now, according to the Health Ministry.

The cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive has exceeded 77.24 crore, according to the ministry.


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