India reports 1109 new Covid cases, 43 deaths

New Delhi: India on Friday reported a marginal increase with 1109 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, against the 1,033 infections reported a day earlier, the Union Health Ministry said.

Also in the same period, 43 additional Covid-19 deaths increased the overall death toll to 5, 21,573.

Following a continuous downward trend, India’s active caseload has declined to 11,492, with active cases now accounting for 0.03 per cent of the country’s total positive cases.

A total of 1213 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative to 4,25,00, 002. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.76 %.

Also in the same period, a total of 4,53,582 tests were conducted across the country, which increased the total to 79.29 crore.

Amid a sustained fall, the weekly positivity rate in the country currently stands at 0.23 %, while the daily positivity rate is also reported to be 0.24 %.

As of Friday morning, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 185.38 crore. This has been achieved through 2,23,73,869 sessions.

Over 2.11 crore adolescents have been administered with the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine since the beginning of the inoculation drive for this age bracket.