India records 1,72,433 new Covid-19 cases, up from Wednesday; positivity rate surges to 10.99%

India records 1,72,433 new Covid-19 cases, up from Wednesday; positivity rate surges to 10.99%

New Delhi: India reported 1,72,433 (1 lakh 72 thousand 4 hundred and 33) new Covid-19 cases and 1,008 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed on Thursday morning. 

The new cases are 6.84 per cent higher than 1,61,386 (1 lakh 61 thousand 3 hundred and 86) infections reported on Wednesday.

The Covid-19 test positivity rate stands at 10.99 per cent today, higher than 9.26 per cent yesterday.

Here’s update on India Covid-19

– India currently has 15,33,921 (15 lakh 33 thousand 9 hundred and 21) active Covid-19 cases. 

– Active cases currently stands at 3.67 per cent of the total cases.

– The country’s weekly positivity rate is at 12.98 per cent.

– In the last 24 hours, 2,59,107 (2 lakh 59 thousand 1 hundred and 7) patients recovered from Covid-19, increasing total recoveries to 3,97,70,414 (3 crore 97 lakh 70 thousand 4 hundred and 14).

– The country’s recovery rate currently stands at 95.14 per cent.

– According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 15,69,449 (15 lakh 69 thousand 4 hundred and 49) samples were tested for Covid-19 across the country in the last 24 hours. 

– In India, Covid-19 vaccination drive started on January 16, 2021. Since then, 167.87 crore (1,67,87,93,137) doses have been administered in the country.

– In the last 24 hours, 55,10,693 (55 lakh 10 thousand 6 hundred and 93) Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered. 

– 8,95,713 (8 lakh 95 thousand 7 hundred and 13) people took their first dose of vaccine, while 26,57,192 (26 lakh 57 thousand 1 hundred and 92) received their second dose of Covid-19 vaccine on Wednesday.

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– Vaccination for children between 15 and 18 years started in the country on January 3 this year. In the last 24 hours, 5,09,754 (5 lakh 9 thousand 7 hundred and 54) kids got vaccinated with first dose, while 10,08,491 (10 lakh 8 thousand 4 hundred and 91) took their second dose.

– Precaution dose or booster shot (third dose) were administered to 4,39,543 (4 lakh 39 thousand 5 hundred and 43) beneficiaries in the last 24 hours, 

– So far, 4,18,03,318 (4 crore 18 lakh 3 thousand 3 hundred and 18) cases of Covid-19 have been reported in India.

first published:Feb. 3, 2022, 11:02 a.m.

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