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India records 18,645 new COVID cases, 201 deaths in past 24 hours; fatality rate slides to 1.44%
With 18,645 new cases in a day, India’s COVID-19 tally of cases climbed to 1,04,50,284 on Sunday, according to Union Health Ministry data. As many as 1,00,75,950 people have recuperated so far with 19,299 fresh discharges, pushing the national recovery rate to 96.42 per cent.
The death toll climbed to 1,50,999 with the novel coronavirus virus claiming 201 lives in a span of 24 hours in the country, the data updated at 8 am showed. The COVID-19 case fatality rate slid to 1.44 per cent.
There are 2,23,335 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which constitutes 2.14 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, a total of 18,10,96,622 samples have been tested so far — 8,43,307 of them on Saturday for coronavirus infection.
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NEW DELHI: The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 46.72 crore, the Union health ministry said on Saturday.
On the 197th day of the countrywide vaccination drive, a total of 53,72,302 vaccine doses were administered — 38,22,241 beneficiaries vaccinated for the first dose and 15,50,061 for the second dose — according to a provisional report compiled at 7 pm.
The cumulative vaccination coverage of 46,72,59,775 doses is segregated based on the population priority groups, the ministry said.
It said 27,90,366 beneficiaries in the age group of 18-44 years received the first dose and 4,98,407 were administered the second dose of the vaccine on Saturday.
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