Covid-19: India reports 15,102 new cases, 278 deaths in last 24 hours

India reported 15, 102 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours, which is a marginal rise over the previous day’s count of 13, 405, the Union health ministry said on today morning.

During last 24 hours, a total 278 new Covid related deaths have also been reported, taking the toll to 5,12,622. Meanwhile, the active Covid cases have reduced to 1,64,522, which constitutes 0.38 % of the country’s total positive cases.

Total recovery of 31,377 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 4,21,89,877. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.42 per cent, said the Union Health Ministry.

Also in the same period, a total of 11,83,438 tests were conducted across the country. India has so far conducted over 76.24 crore cumulative tests.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate currently stands at 1.80 % while daily positivity rate has risen to 1.28%. With the administration of over 33.84 lakhs vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s Covid inoculation coverage reached 176.19 crore as of Wednesday morning. This has been achieved through 2,00,89,198 sessions.