India reports 45,892 new COVID-19 cases, 817 deaths in last 24 hours

New Delhi: India reported 45,892 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, informed the Union Health Ministry on Thursday.

After witnessing a steady decline till Tuesday, COVID-19 infections are witnessing an upward trend. India reported 43,733 new cases on Wednesday, which is 5 per cent less than today.

India’s active caseload of COVID-19 cases is at 4,60,704. The active cases constitute 1.5 per cent of the total cases.

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The country also reported 817 deaths due to COVID-19 and with that the cumulative fatalities in the country due to viral infection reached 4,05,028.

Out of the people infected since the beginning of the pandemic, 2,98,43,825 patients have already recovered from COVID-19 and 44,291 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours. This constitutes an overall recovery rate of 97.18 per cent, which is showing a sustained increasing trend.

The weekly positivity rate also remained below 5 per cent and is currently at 2.37 per cent. Further, the daily positivity rate is at 2.42 per cent, less than 3 per cent for 17 consecutive days.

As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, cumulative total samples tested up to July 7 are 42,52,25,897 including 18,93,800 samples tested yesterday.

India commenced its COVID-19 vaccination drive on January 16 this year. Till date, 36.48 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

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