India records 2,593 new Covid cases, 44 deaths

As of Sunday morning, India's Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 187.67 crore, achieved via 2,30,29,745 sessions.
India records 2,593 new Covid cases, 44 deaths
A healthcare worker collects a swab sample from a woman during a rapid antigen testing campaign for the coronavirus diseaseReuters

New Delhi: In the last 24 hours, India reported 2,593 new Covid-19 cases, which is a marginal increase over the 2,527 infections registered the previous day, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Affairs said on Sunday.

Also in the same period, an additional 44 Covid fatalities increased the nationwide death toll to 5,22,193.

The number of India's active caseload has increased to 15,873, accounting for 0.04 per cent of the country's total positive cases.

The recovery of 1,755 patients in the last 24 hours took the cumulative tally to 4,25,19,479. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.75 per cent.

Also in the same period, a total of 4,36,532 tests were conducted across the country, increasing the overall count to 83.47 crore.

While the weekly positivity rate stood at 0.54 per cent, the daily positivity rate reported a considerable spike at 0.59 per cent.

As of Sunday morning, India's Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 187.67 crore, achieved via 2,30,29,745 sessions.

Over 2.65 crore adolescents have been administered with a first dose of Covid-19 jab since the beginning of the vaccination drive for this age bracket.

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