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India records 18,166 new coronavirus cases, 214 deaths in 24 hours


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India has reported 18,166 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the lowest single-day rise in nearly seven months, pushing the country's infection caseload to 33,953,475, while the death toll reached 450,589 with 214 more fatalities.


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The active cases declined by 5,672 to stand at 230,971, the lowest in 208 days, which is now 0.68 per cent of the total caseload, the Union Health Ministry said in an update on Sunday.

At least 33,697,581 people have been infected in the country, of which 32,958,002 have recovered.

In the span of the past 24 hours, 23,624 people recovered from the highly contagious virus, taking the total recovery count to 33,271,915, accounting for 97.99 per cent of the case tally. The death rate stood at 1.33 per cent.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.42 per cent, which has been below three per cent for the last 41 days. The weekly positivity rate, too, at 1.57 per cent was less than 3 per cent for the last 107 days.

The country has so far vaccinated 947,010,175 people with 6,685,415 being given a jab in the past day. This has been achieved through 9,212,314 sessions.


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