Covid-19 Update: India records 2,86,384 new cases in last 24 hours


According to a bulletin issued by the Union health ministry on Thursday morning, India has registered 2,86,384 new Covid-19 cases and 573 deaths in the last 24 hours. Country’s Covid positivity rate has shot up from 16.16 percent to 19.59 percent,  making the positivity rate rise to nearly 20%. On the other side, the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 17.75 percent.

India’s active cases remained at 2.2 million, or 5.46 percent of the total infections, with 22,02,472 infections. In the last 24 hours, the active count has dropped by 20,546 cases. According to today’s health bulletin, the total number of infections in the country has reached 40.37 million.

Kerala has the highest number of new cases among the states. According to the most recent available data, the southern state recorded 49,771 infections in a 24-hour period. Karnataka came in second with 48,905 new cases, and Maharashtra came in third with 35,756 new cases.

According to the health bulletin issued on Wednesday evening, the national capital has 7,436 new infections. Meanwhile, over 10,000 instances were reported in Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Uttar Pradesh.

Since yesterday, there have been 3,06,357 recoveries, bringing the recovery rate to 93.33 percent. So far, more than 37.6 million people have been cured of the condition.

In the last 24 hours, 14,62,261 tests were performed, and 22,35,267 persons received their vaccine dose. According to the health ministry’s data, the 15-18 age group received a total of 2,65,238 booster doses and 1,79,381 injections.

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