New Delhi, April 24: As India is witnessing a steady rise in the number of Covid-19 cases, 2,593 new infections were reported in the last 24 hours across the country. The daily positivity rate stands at 0.59 percent, informed the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday.
Earlier, India had reported 2,527 new Covid-19 cases, with a daily positivity rate of 0.56% on Saturday and 2,451 new cases with a daily positivity rate of 0.55 percent on Friday.
According to today's government update, India's active caseload currently stands at 15,873, constituting 0.04 percent of the country's total positive cases.
In the last 24 hours, a total of 4,36,532 tests were performed. The weekly positive rate is 0.54%.
With 1,755 recoveries reported in the last 24 hours, the total number of recoveries now stands at 4,25,19,479. The recovery rate is 98.75%.
In the last 24 hours. As many as 44 people died due to the infection. The current death toll in the country is 5,22,193. The fatality rate has been recorded at 1.21 percent.
More than 187.67 crore doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been administered to eligible beneficiaries in the nationwide vaccination drive, which began on January 16, last year.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed that over 192. 51 crores of Covid-19 vaccine doses have been provided to States and Union Territories so far.
"More than 192.51 crores (1,92,51,46,165) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far through Govt. of India (free of cost channel) and through direct state procurement category," the official statement from the ministry read.
Further, over 19.75 Cr (19,75,29,350) balance and unutilized Covid Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered.