India logs over 2.35 lakh new COVID-19 cases, daily positivity rate down to 13.39 pc

Published On: January 29, 2022 04:36 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

NEW DELHI, Jan 29: India has reported 2,35,532 new COVID-19 cases and 871 deaths in the last 24 hours, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday. As per government data, there was a decline in the daily positivity rate to 13.39 percent from 15.88 percent on Friday.

The weekly positivity rate also dipped to 16.89 percent from 17.47 percent yesterday. India's active caseload currently stands at 20,04,333 while the active cases account for 4.91 percent of total cases. With 3,35,939 recoveries from the infection reported in the last 24 hours, the cumulative recoveries mounted to 3,83,60,710. The recovery rate of the country has also improved to 93.89 percent from 93.60 percent on Friday.

In the last 24 hours, 17,59,434 tests were conducted, the ministry said. The death toll is at 4,93,198 and the case fatality rate is 1.21 percent. In the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination drive across the country, 165.04 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far. Notably, India's vaccination drive commenced on January 16, 2021.



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