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India reports less than 1 lakh COVID cases; vaccination coverage exceeds to 30 CroresIndia reported 54,069 new cases of COVID infection in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Thursday. This is the 17th consecutive day that the country has reported less than one lakh daily new cases.

The ministry credited the achievement of less cases to the sustained and collaborative efforts by the Centre and the States/UTs. It informed that India’s cumulative vaccination coverage has now exceeded 30 crores (30,16,26,028) through 40,45,516 sessions. The Ministry said that 64,89,599 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours.

The country has also been witnessing a declining trend in the active caseload which now stands at 6,27,057 following a net decline of 16,137 active cases in the last 24 hours.

Active caseload is currently just 2.08 percent of the country’s total positive cases while daily COVID-19 recovery cases continue to outnumber the daily new cases for 42 consecutive days.

About 68,885 patients have recovered during the last 24 hours while a total of 2,90,63,740 people have recovered since the onset of the pandemic.

This constitutes an overall recovery rate of 96.61 percent, which is showing a sustained increasing trend, the Ministry said.

More than 14,000 (14,816) recoveries were reported during the last 24 hours as compared to the daily new cases, it added.

A total of 18,59,469 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours in the country while cumulatively over 39.78 crore (39,78,32,667) tests have been conducted so far. The country’s weekly and daily positivity rate has remained less than five percent for 17 consecutive day and currently stands at 3.04 percent and 2.91 percent respectively.

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