Home / News / India /  Covid-19 update: India reports 2,685 fresh Covid-19 cases, 33 deaths in 24 hours

India on Saturday reported 2,685 fresh Covid-19 cases that took its infection tally to 4,31,50,215, according to Union Health Ministry data. The number of active cases in the country increased to 16,308, the data further revealed.

The death toll climbed to 5,24,572 with 33 fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated. The active cases comprise 0.04% of the total infections. The country's Covid-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.75%, the Health Ministry said.

An increase of 494 cases was recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.60% and the weekly positivity rate at 0.54%, the Health Ministry said.

Meanwhile, India's Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 193.11 (1,93,11,63,686) crore on Friday as per provisional reports by 7 pm, informed the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. More than 12 lakh (12,64,122) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today.

Covid vaccination for the age group 12-14 years was started on March 16, 2022. So far as many as than 3,36,21,307 adolescents have been administered with the first dose and 1,57,16,052 with the second dose of Covid vaccine.

According to the Ministry, of the total doses administered so far to the health care workers (HLW's), 1,04,06,829 have received the first dose, 1,00,38,470 have received the second vaccine dose and 51,89,959 have been administered the precaution dose.

Also, 1,84,18,823 frontline workers were administered the first dose, 1,75,81,408 with the second dose and 86,11,162 with the precaution doses.

In the age group 15-18 years, 5,93,86,364 doses have been administered as the first dose and 4,54,58,676 doses as the second dose.

Similarly, for the age group of 45-59 years, 20,32,33,160 have received the first dose, 19,06,79,741 have received the second dose and 13,23,491 have been administered the precaution doses.




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