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Business News/ News / India/  Covid update: India sees slight drop in infections with over 11,000 cases in 24 hours
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Covid update: India sees slight drop in infections with over 11,000 cases in 24 hours

Covid update: The death toll has increased to 5,31,258 with 28 deaths in the last 24 hours.

220.66 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drivePremium
220.66 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive

India saw a slight drop in infections a day as it reported after the 11,692 new cases in the last 24 hours, as per the data by Union Health Ministry on Friday. This slight drop came a day after the country reported 12,591 cases yesterday. The active cases in the country now stands at 66,170.

The death toll has increased to 5,31,258 with 28 deaths, which includes nine reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The country was seeing a declining graph from April 14 to April 18 when 11,109 and 7,633 cases were reported respectively. India had recorded 9,111 on April 17, 10,093 on April 16, and 10,753 on April 15.

The active cases now comprise 0.15 percent of the total infections and the national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 98.67 per cent, the ministry said.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,42,72,256, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.18 per cent.

According to the ministry's website, 220.66 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

Meanwhile on Thursday, the national capital Delhi logged 1,603 COVID-19 cases with a positivity rate of 26.75 percent along with three fatalities. Maharashtra recorded 1,113 fresh coronavirus cases, while three more patients succumbed to the infection in the state. The state had recorded 1,100 cases and four fatalities on Wednesday. Mumbai recorded 207 coronavirus cases and one fatality linked to the respiratory illness. The bulletin said Satara and Wardha districts recorded one death each.

According to the top government experts monitoring the Covid situation in the country, Covid-19 cases may start dropping to 1,000-2,000 per day starting 15 May. The expected trend was discussed at a government high-level meeting chaired by principal secretary to prime minister P.K. Mishra on Wednesday. It was also attended health secretary Rajesh Bhushan, pharmaceuticals secretary S. Aparna, DG ICMR Rajiv Bahl, and biotechnology secretary Rajesh Gokhale,among others.

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Published: 21 Apr 2023, 09:36 AM IST
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