Covid surge: India reports 44,643 new cases, 464 deaths in 24 hours
India has reported 44,643 new Covid-19 cases and 464 deaths in the last 24 hours, Union ministry data shows. The current recovery rate stands at 97.36%. The country has 4,14,159 active cases at present. As many as 49,53,27,595 beneficiaries have been vaccinated so far across the country.
The death toll climbed to 4,26,754 with 464 fresh fatalities.
An increase of 3,083 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
As many as 16,40,287 tests were conducted on Thursday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 47,65,33,650.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.72 per cent. It has been less than three per cent for the last 11 days.The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.41 per cent, according to the ministry.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,10,15,844 and the case fatality rate stands at 1.34 per cent, the data stated.
Cumulative vaccine doses administered so far has reached 49.53 crore under the nationwide vaccination drive.
The 464 new fatalities include 120 from Maharashtra and 117 from Kerala.
The ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.