This Article is From Sep 15, 2021

Coronavirus India Highlights: 25,404 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In India

Coronavirus highlights: The number of deaths due to the disease has climbed to 4,43,213, with 339 daily deaths being recorded, the data updated at 8 am showed.

Coronavirus India Highlights: 25,404 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In India

Covid-19 Cases in India: The recovery rate is 97.58 per cent.

New Delhi:

India reports a single-day rise of 25,404 new COVID-19 cases, taking the infection tally in the country to 3,32,89,579, while the count of active cases declined to 3,62,207, according to Union health ministry data on Tuesday.

The number of deaths due to the disease has climbed to 4,43,213, with 339 daily deaths being recorded, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The tally of active cases has declined to 3,62,207, which comprises 1.09 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.58 per cent, the ministry said.

A reduction of 12,062 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

Also, 14,30,891 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the country on Monday, taking the total of such examinations to 54,44,44,967.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.78 per cent. This has been below three per cent for the last 15 days.

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive has reached 75.22 crore, according to the ministry.

Here are the live updates on India coronavirus (COVID-19) cases:

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While in the last 24 hours, only 16 districts have reported 33 new COVID-19 cases, it added.

The 32 districts include -- Aligarh, Amroha, Ayodhya, Baliya, Balrampur, Banda, Basti, Bahraich, Bhadohi, Bijnor, Bulandshahr, Chandauli, Chitrakoot, Etah, Fatehpur, Gonda, Hamirpur, Hardoi, Hathras, Kanpur, Kasganj, Mahoba, Muradabad, Pilibheet, Pratapgarh, Rampur, Saharanpur, Shamli, Shravasti, Siddharth Nagar, Sultanpur and Sonbhadra.

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