New Delhi: India registered 7,774 new COVID-19 cases and 306 fatalities due to the infection in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said in its latest update. As of 8 am, the active COVID cases in the country stood at 92,281.
8,464 people recovered in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative recoveries to 3,41,22,795. The recovery rate is currently at 98.36 per cent which is the highest since March 2020.
“The daily positivity rate (0.65 per cent) is less than 2 per cent for the last 69 days. The weekly positivity rate (0.70 per cent) is less than 1 per cent for the last 28 days,” the ministry said.
Meanwhile, 65.58 crore samples have been tested for the presence of the virus so far.
Over 132.93 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.
first published:Dec. 12, 2021, 10:24 a.m.