India logs 10,488 fresh Covid-19 cases, 313 deaths in last 24 hours

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India on Sunday registered 10,488 fresh cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), taking the country’s total caseload to 34,510,413, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare. The death toll climbed to 465,662 with 313 more fatalities related to Covid-19 in the same period, according to the data updated at 8am.

At the same time, the number of active cases of Covid-19 declined by 2154 in the past 24 hours to 122,714, the lowest since March last year, showed the health ministry’s bulletin.

Notably, active cases remained at 0.36 per cent of the total infections once again while the total recoveries rose to 33,922,037. The daily positivity rate, at 0.98 per cent, remained less than 2 per cent for the last 48 days, the health ministry also said.

A total of 63,16,49,378 samples have been tested for Covid-19 infections so far, of which, 10,74,099 were tested on Saturday, the Indian Council of Medical Research said.

The country has administered as many as 1,16,50,55,210 vaccinations to date.

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