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India’s Cumulative COVID-19 Tests Cross 21.15 Cr

Mumbai: India on Monday surpassed the record number of 21.15 COVID-19 trials in the country, adding 6,20,216 trials in the last 24 hours.

According to an official release from the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), the progressive nationwide expansion in testing infrastructure has played a significant role in the growth of test numbers.

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With 2,393 testing laboratories in the country, including 1,220 government laboratories and 1,173 private laboratories, India’s daily testing capacity has been given a substantial boost.

The Indian cumulative national positivity rate is currently 5.20 per cent. There has been a steady and progressive increase in the number of beneficiaries tested per million every day. According to the ministry, India’s per million tests today is 1,53,298.4.

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As of 22 February, nationwide COVID-19 vaccination coverage was at 1,11,16,854 through 2,32,317 sessions, including 63,97,849 healthcare workers (HCWs) (1st dose), 9,67,852 HCWs (2nd dose) and 37,51,153 frontline workers.

In addition, 60.17 per cent of the total vaccine dose is concentrated in seven states, with 11.8 per cent dose improvement in Karnataka alone, MoHFW reported.

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Meanwhile, India’s cumulative recovery stood at 1.06 crore on Monday, with a recovery rate of 97.22 per cent. In the last 24 hours, 9,695 patients were recovered and discharged, of which Kerala recorded the maximum number of single-day recoveries with 4,345 newly recovered cases.

With 14,199 new cases in the last 24 hours, the country’s active caseload is 1.50 lakh as of Monday, comprising 1.36 per cent of India’s total positive cases. Seven states and union territories have not registered any new cases in the last 24 hours.

Maharashtra continues to report the highest number of daily COVID-19 cases with 6,971 new infections followed by Kerala 4,070. In addition, there were 83 deaths in the last 24 hours, with 35 being the highest casualties

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