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COVID-19: India reports 25,404 new infections, 339 deaths in 24 hours COVID-19
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COVID-19: India reports 25,404 new infections, 339 deaths in 24 hours

IBNS | @indiablooms | 14 Sep 2021, 10:40 am

New Delhi/UNI/IBNS: India logged 25,404 new cases and 339 deaths due to the COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said Tuesday.

The latest addition has pushed the cumulative case tally to 3,32,89,579 whereas the death toll has climbed to 4,43,213, according to the data.

The daily positivity rate of the infection was recorded at 1.78% in the country while the active cases have remained under 3.7 lakh after declining by 12,062 cases, as per the Health Ministry's bulletin.

The cumulative active caseload now stands at 3,62,207. The share of active cases now stands at 1.09% of the total COVID-19 cases, the figures showed.

Meanwhile, 37,127 more people recovered from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours making the recovery registry climb to 3,24,84,159. As per the data, the recovery rate stands at 97.58 per cent.

The ministry stated that the weekly positivity rate (2.07%) has been under 3 per cent for 81 days now.

A total of 54,44,44,967 samples were tested up to Sept 13, 2021, for COVID-19. Of these, 14,30,891 samples were tested Monday, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Meanwhile, the COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 75 crores.

"More than 78 lakh (78,66,950) vaccine doses have been administered on Monday making the country’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage reach a cumulative figure of 75.22 crore (75,22,38,324) as per provisional reports," the ministry said.

In another good news for India, Dr. NK Arora, the chairman of COVID-19 working group, Monday said the World Health Organisation (WHO)'s approval for the indigenous vaccine Covaxin, developed by Bharat Biotech, is expected to be delivered this week.