India Covid update: India reports 243 fresh coronavirus cases in last 24 hours
India Covid update: As many as 243 new cases of coronavirus were reported in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Friday.
As per India Covid update, active caseload currently stands at 3,609. So far, the country has seen a total of 4,41,43,850 recoveries from Covid 19 infection, of which 185 took place in the last 24 hours, the ministry said, adding that the current recovery rate of the country is at 98.8 per cent.
It further said under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive, the Centre has administered a total of 220.09 crore coronavirus vaccine doses, of which 95.13 crore were second doses and 22.39 crore were precaution dose. As many as 81,097 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours.
As per the Union Health Ministry, India's daily positivity rate and weekly positivity rate stand at 0.11 pc and 0.16 per cent, respectively.
India has conducted 91.05 crore total tests so far, of which 2,13,080 were conducted in the last 24 hours alone. Amid the global surge of infection from the Covid-19 virus, all international passengers travelling from China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Thailand to India will have to undergo mandatory RT-PCR tests before departure and upload a report on the Air Suvidha portal from January 1, 2023, said Union Health Ministry sources on Thursday.
Union Health Ministry sources on Wednesday said the next 40 days would be crucial as India might see a surge of coronavirus cases in mid of January. The sources said the assessment had been made after analysing the previous trends of the surge the country experienced.