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India Reports 8,309 New COVID-19 Cases, 236 Deaths In 24 Hours

Mumbai: India registered 8,309 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

With this, the active caseload in the country has now reached 1,03,859, which is the lowest in the last 544 days. Of these, Kerala has the highest number of active cases at 47,652, followed by Maharashtra (11,863) and Tamil Nadu (8,337).

According to the ministry, active cases in the country are less than one per cent of the total cases, which currently stands at 0.30 per cent which is the lowest since March last year. With 236 new deaths, the death toll in the country has risen to 4,68,790.

Kerala reported 159 deaths in the last 24 hours, followed by Maharashtra (33) and West Bengal (12). With 9,905 people being cured of the virus in the last 24 hours, the recovery rate in the country stands at 98.34 per cent which is the highest since March last year.

The cumulative recovery has increased to 3,40,08,183. The daily positivity rate for the last 56 days has been reported as 1.09 per cent, which is less than two per cent, while the weekly positivity rate for the last 15 days at 0.85 per cent is less than one per cent.

Meanwhile, as part of the nationwide vaccination drive, more than 122.41 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered across the country so far.

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