2.71 Lakh New Covid Cases In India, Positivity Down Marginally

New Delhi: India's Covid graph continued to show an upward curve as the country reported 2.71 lakh cases today. As many as 314 people have died of Covid during the past 24-hour period, according to the Health Ministry. This includes 106 deaths in Kerala in the last few months, added based on pending appeals after the last Supreme Court guidelines.
The active cases now comprise 4.18 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has decreased to 94.51 per cent. An increase of 1,32,557 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry data updated this morning.

The daily positivity rate saw a marginal improvement from 16.66 per cent to 16.28 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 13.69 per cent. The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive has exceeded 156.76 crore, the ministry said.

Maharashtra, one of the worst-hit states by the Covid pandemic, recorded 42,462 new coronavirus infections, 749 less than the day before, besides 23 deaths. The overall caseload now stands at 71,70,483, and the death count at 1,41,779. Also, 125 new Omicron cases came to light in the state during the day, raising the tally of such infections to 1,730.

People purchasing COVID-19 self-testing kits in Mumbai will have to provide their Aadhar cards to the chemists in order to maintain a record, the city's Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar said.

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