India adds 36,401 new coronavirus infections in 24 hours - GulfToday

India adds 36,401 new coronavirus infections in 24 hours


Health workers move a patient to an ambulance at a hospital in New Delhi. AP

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India reported on Thursday 36,401 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours, a spike in single day caseload, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The government said in a statement that a total of 530 deaths were also reported in the same time span, pushing the death toll due to COVID-19 to 4,33,049.


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The country's recovery rate from coronavirus infection currently stands at 97.53 per cent, the highest since March 2020.

A health worker talks to a woman in a quarantine centre for COVID-19 patients, in New Delhi, India. AP

As per the health ministry data the active caseload also registered a decline of 3,286 in past 24 hours, and cumulatively stands at 364,129, the lowest in 149 days. The active caseload constitutes 1.13 per cent of the total cases, the lowest since March 2020.

A total of 39,157 patients were discharged from the hospitals and health centres in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cured to 3,15,25,080 to the date in India.

The weekly positivity rate remains below 3 per cent for the last 55 days and currently stands at 1.95 per cent. The daily positivity rate continues to remain below 3 per cent for 24 continuous days and currently stands at 1.94 per cent.


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