India logs marginal dip in Covid cases

New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) India on Thursday witnessed a marginal decline in Covid-19 cases with 2,827 fresh infections registered in the past 24 hours, against previous day’s 2,897, as per the Union Health Ministry’s data.
In the same period, 24 fatalities were recorded taking the nationwide toll to 5,24,181.
Currently, the active caseload stands at 19,067, accounting for 0.04 per cent of the total positive cases.
The recovery of 3,230 patients in the last 24 hours took the cumulative tally to 4,25,70,165. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.74 per cent.
Meanwhile, the Daily Positivity rate has also reported a slight decline at 0.60 per cent, while the Weekly Positivity Rate in the country currently stands at 0.72 per cent.
Also in the same period, a total of 4,71,276 tests were conducted, increasing the overall to 84.24 crore.
As of Thursday morning, the country’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 190.83 crore, achieved via 2,38,04,573 sessions.
Over 3.10 crore adolescents have been administered with a first dose of Covid-19 jab since the beginning of vaccination drive for this age bracket.

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