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India logs 2.34 lakh new Covid cases, 893 deaths

New Delhi: India registered 2,34,281 Covid cases and 893 deaths in a span of 24 hours, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Sunday.

With the addition of fresh fatalities, the death toll mounted to 4,94,091.

Active caseload has reported a marginal decline at 18,84,937 which constitute 4.59 per cent of the country’s total cases.

With the recovery of 3,52,784 patients in the last 24 hours, a total of 3,87,13,494 have been cured of the virus. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 94.21 per cent.

Also in the same period, a total of 16,15,993 tests were conducted across the country, pushing the cumulative tests to over 72.73 crore.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate currently stands at 16.40 per cent, while daily positivity rate has reported a marginal rise at 14.50 per cent.

With the administration of over 62 lakhs vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, the country’s Covid inoculation coverage has reached 165.70 crore as of Sunday morning.

More than 12.43 crore balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs, the ministry added.

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