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India reports 71,365 new COVID cases, 1,217 deaths

2022 Feb 09, 11:21, New Delhi
Ranchi, Jan 29 (ANI): A healthcare worker collects a nasal swab sample of a passenger for the COVID-19 test, at Birsa Munda Airport, in Ranchi on Saturday. (ANI Photo)

India reported 71,365 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday.

The active caseload mounted to 892,828, which is 2.11 percent of the total COVID-19 cases reported so far.

The daily positivity rate in the country dropped to 4.54 percent while the weekly positivity rate also dipped to 7.57 per cent.

As many as 1,217 people lost their lives due to coronavirus, taking the death toll to 5,05,279.

According to the health ministry, as many as 172,211 recoveries were reported in the last 24 hours taking the total recoveries to 41,012,869. The recovery rate of the country is at 96.70 per cent.

A total of 1,571,726 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. Over 744.6 million tests have been conducted so far in the country, said the ministry.

Meanwhile, under the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive, 1,708,706,705 vaccine doses have been administered so far.


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