India reports 1,675 new Covid cases, 31 deaths
New Delhi : India on Tuesday reported 1,675 fresh Covid cases, a decline against the 2,022 infections registered the previous day, the Union Health Ministry said. In the same period, the country also reported 31 Covid fatalities, taking the overall death toll to 5,24,490. The active caseload stands at 14,841 cases, accounting for 0.03 per cent of the country’s total positive cases. The recovery of 1,635 patients in the last 24 hours took the cumulative tally to 4,26,00,737. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.75 per cent.
While the daily positivity rate has slightly declined to 0.41 per cent, the weekly positivity rate stood at 0.49 per cent. Also in the same period, a total of 4,07,626 tests were conducted across the country, increasing the overall to 84.74 crore. As of Tuesday morning, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 192.52 crore, achieved via 2,42,67,393 sessions. Over 3.30 crore adolescents have been administered with a first dose of Covid-19 jab since the beginning of vaccination drive for this age bracket.