NEW DELHI: India has registered 19,673 new Covid infections and 45 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday. With the fresh casualties, the death toll has mounted to 5,26,357. Meanwhile, the active caseload has marginally risen to 1,43,673, accounting for 0.33 per cent of the total cases. The recovery of 19,336 patients in the last 24 hours took the cumulative tally to 4,33,49,778. Consequently, the recovery rate stands at 98.48 per cent.
Meanwhile, the daily positivity rate has also marginally declined to 4.96 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate in the country currently also stands at 4.88 per cent. Also in the same period, a total of 3,96,424 tests were conducted, increasing the overall tally to over 87.52 crore. As of Sunday morning, Covid vaccination coverage exceeded 204.25 crore, achieved via 2,70,50,160 sessions. Over 3.90 crore adolescents have been administered with a first dose of Covid-19 jab since the beginning of vaccination drive for this age bracket. On Saturday, 20,408 Covid cases were recorded.