Coronavirus: India reports 48,786 new COVID-19 infections, 1,005 deaths in 24 hours
India added 48,786 new cases of coronavirus taking the total tally to 3,04,11,634, while the national recovery rate improved to 96.97%, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.
India registered 48,786 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, a slight increase from the daily count on Wednesday, as per the Union Ministry of Health data.
Due to the viral disease, 1,005 people died, taking the fatalities count to 399,459.
With this, the active cases have now come down below 6 lakh. The country has 5,23,257 active cases presently and has witnessed 3,99,459 deaths so far.
According to the Union health ministry, a total of 61,588 people have been discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total discharge to 2,94,88,918 till date.
With this, India's recovery rate reached 96.97% and active cases comprises 1.72% of the total infections. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.54%. It has been less than five per cent for 24 consecutive days, the ministry said, adding the weekly positivity rate has declined to 2.64%.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 41,20,21,494 samples have been tested up to June 29 for Covid-19. Of these 19,21,450 samples were tested on Wednesday.
The ministry said that a total of 33,57,16,019 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 27,60,345 who were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.
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