India reports 44,643 new COVID19 cases, in the last 24 hours, a slight rise from the 42,982 new cases reported on Thursday. With these new cases, the active tally has climbed to 4,14,159 and constitutes 1.30 per cent of total cases.
The number of deaths stood at 464 down from 533 on Thursday taking the total to 4,26,754 reported so far.
According to the health ministry data, 41,096 patients were discharged from hospitals and health centres in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cured to 3,10,15,844 to date. he recovery rate now stands at 97.36 per cent.
Also, the weekly positivity rate, which is currently at 2.41 per cent, remained below 5 per cent. The daily positivity rate, currently at 2.72 per cent, has been less than 3 per cent for the last 11 days.
The testing capacity has substantially ramped up as the country has conducted 47.65 crore tests so far.
Meanwhile, India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage crossed the landmark of 49 crore yesterday. As per government data, cumulatively, 49,53,27,595 vaccine doses have been administered through 57,64,712 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. 57,97,808 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours, stated the ministry.
The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination has commenced from 21st June 2021. The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country, added the ministry.
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