Coronavirus update: India registers 20,557 new cases, 40 deaths

at 3:53 pm
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New Delhi: India registered 20,557 fresh Covid cases and 40 fatalities in the last 24 hours, Union Health Ministry said this morning.

With this, the cumulative death toll due to the pandemic since 2020 rose to 5,25,825.

The active caseload stood at 1,45,654 constituting 0.33% of the total Covid cases.

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The recovery rate is currently at 98.47%, with 18,517 patients being recovered in the last 24 hours, the ministry said.

With this the cumulative recoveries across the country have reached 4,31,32,140, it said.

The country’s daily positivity rate stands at 4.13% and the weekly positivity rate is at 4.64%.

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Nearly, 4,98,034 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, taking the overall tally to 87.06 crores.

Yesterday, the country registered 15,528 fresh cases and 25 fatalities in 24 hours.

On Monday morning, the country registered 16,935 fresh Covid cases and 51 fatalities in 24 hours.

A day prior to that, the country registered 20,528 fresh Covid cases in 24 hours.