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COVID India news: 15,754 new cases reported in last 24 hrs; active caseload stands at 1.01 lakh

The number of new Coronavirus infections in India rose by 15,754 in a single day, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 4,43,14,618, the Union Health Ministry reported on Friday.

The number of cases currently in progress in India is 1,01,830, or 0.23 percent of all cases.

The country recorded 15,220 recoveries in the past day, bringing the total number of COVID-19 recoveries to 4,36,85,535, and the recovery rate currently stands at 98.58 percent.

The death toll increased to 5,27,253 according to the data updated at 8 am with 47 fatalities, eight of which were in Kerala.

A positivity rate of 3.47 percent was noted among the 4,54,491 COVID-19 tests administered in the most recent 24 hours. 3.90 percent is the weekly positivity rate.

As of right now, 209.27 crore total vaccine doses have been given out as part of the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign.

The Union Government is committed to stepping up and broadening the COVID-19 vaccination programme nationwide. On January 16, 2021, the nationwide COVID 19 vaccination campaign began. Beginning on June 21, 2021, a new phase of COVID-19 vaccination was made mandatory. The availability of more vaccines, early notification of vaccine availability to States and UTs for improved planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain have all increased the vaccination drive.

The Government of India has been assisting the States and UTs by giving them free COVID-19 vaccines as part of the nationwide vaccination drive. The Union Government will purchase and provide (free of charge) to States and UTs 75% of the vaccines being produced by the country’s vaccine manufacturers as part of the new phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive.

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