India reports 7,774 fresh Covid cases, 306 deaths in a day

New Delhi: India on Saturday reported 7,774 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours. In the same time span, a total of 306 deaths have also been reported across the country, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday.

With 306 new deaths, the total death toll has climbed to 4,75,434 so far.

The recovery of 8,464 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recoveries to 3,41,22,795. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.36 percent, the highest since March 2020.

India’s active caseload presently stands at 92,281, which is the lowest in 560 days. Active cases constitute 0.27 per cent of the country’s total positive cases, which is the lowest since March 2020.

Also in the same period, a total of 11,89,459 tests were conducted across the country. India has so far conducted over 65.58 crore Covid tests.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 0.70 percent has remained less than 1 percent for the last 28 days now.

The daily positivity rate stands at 0.65 percent, which has also remained below 2 percent for the last 69 days and less than 3 percent for 104 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 89,56,784 vaccine doses in a day, India’s Covid inoculation coverage has reached 132.93 crore as of Sunday morning. This has been achieved through 1,38,52,959 sessions.

More than 17.93 crore balance and unutilized Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered, according to the health ministry as of Sunday morning.

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