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Coronavirus Highlights: 27,409 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In India

Coronavirus Highlights: The daily positivity rate in India has been recorded at 2.23 per cent and the weekly positivity rate at 3.63 per cent.

Coronavirus Highlights: 27,409 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In India

Covid-19 Cases in India: The recovery rate was recorded at 97.82 per cent.

New Delhi:

India on Tuesday reported 27,409 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24-hour period, bringing the Covid tally to 4,26,92,943. According to the Ministry of Health, the daily positivity rate in India has been recorded at 2.23 per cent and the weekly positivity rate at 3.63 per cent.

A total of 75.30 crore tests have been conducted so far in India, with 12,29,536 tests held in the last 24 hours.

A total of 82,817 patients have recovered on Tuesday and the cumulative tally of recovered patients since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 4,17,60,458. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 97.82 per cent.

Here are the Highlights on coronavirus cases in India:

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Feb 15, 2022 15:01 (IST)
Coronavirus Updates: 22 Covid deaths, 859 new cases in Odisha

Twenty-two more coronavirus patients have died in Odisha and 925 people tested positive for the pathogen, the Health Department said on Tuesday.

The daily positivity rate was 1.7 per cent and 203 children were among those newly infected.

The infections are the lowest since 680 cases on January 4. The state had logged 859 COVID-19 cases and 20 deaths on Monday.

Six patients in Balasore and five in Khurda district were among the new fatalities. The toll mounted to 8,926 and these are confirmed as Covid deaths after an audit.

Fifty-three other COVID-19 patients have died due to comorbidities so far, according to data.
Feb 15, 2022 14:34 (IST)
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Feb 15, 2022 14:17 (IST)
Coronavirus Updates: Active COVID-19 cases in country decline to 4,23,127

New COVID-19 cases in India were recorded below 30,000 after 44 days, taking the virus tally to 4,26,92,943, while the active cases dipped to 4,23,127, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.

The death toll climbed to 5,09,358 with 347 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The daily COVID-19 cases have been recorded less than one lakh for nine consecuitive days.

The active cases comprise 0.99 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has further improved to 97.82 per cent, the ministry said.

Feb 15, 2022 13:52 (IST)
COVID-19 vaccination certificate not required to visit Puri Jagannath Temple from Feb 21
Keeping in view the declining trend of COVID-19 infections across the country, the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has decided that from February 21 devotees will not be required to carry double-dose vaccination certificate to enter the 12th shrine, a top official of the SJTA said.

Based on the opinion of the Chhattisa Nijog (apex body of servitors) meeting, it has been decided to withdraw mandatory production of complete vaccination certificate or negative RT-PCRT test report by devotees from February 21 for entry into the Shree Jagannath Temple at Puri, SJTA chief Administrator Krishan Kumar said on Monday.

He said the decision is taken keeping in view the decline in the COVID-19 cases and peoples' sentiment. "Most of the people have been administered vaccine at least twice, the temple administration has decided to relax the curbs," Mr Kumar said.
Feb 15, 2022 12:06 (IST)
Feb 15, 2022 11:06 (IST)
Coronavirus Updates: 93 new COVID-19 cases in Thane, 3 more deaths

With the addition of 93 new cases of coronavirus, the infection count in Maharashtra's Thane district has reached 7,07,316, while three more deaths pushed the fatality toll to 11,849, an official said on Tuesday.

These new cases and deaths were reported on Monday, he said, adding that the COVID-19 mortality rate in the district stood at 1.67 per cent.

In neighbouring Palghar district, the COVID-19 case count has gone up to 1,63,149, while the death toll stands at 3,390, another official said. 
Feb 15, 2022 10:20 (IST)
Feb 15, 2022 09:59 (IST)
No fresh COVID-19 case in Andaman & Nicobar Islands
The Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands did not report any fresh COVID-19 case in the last 24 hours, a health department official said on Tuesday.

The COVID-19 tally in the archipelago remained at 9,981.

Ten more people recovered from COVID-19, taking the total number of recoveries to 9,735, he said.

The union territory now has 117 active COVID-19 cases, the official said.

The COVID-19 death toll remained at 129 as no fresh fatality was reported in the last 24 hours, he said.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands had reported seven new COVID-19 cases and 19 recoveries on Monday.

Feb 15, 2022 09:15 (IST)
Just In| 27,409 fresh Covid cases in India, 20% lower than yesterday, positivity rate drops from 3.1% to 2.2%
Feb 15, 2022 07:29 (IST)
Just In| Mizoram reported 2,022 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking active cases to 11,878

The positivity rate stands at 25.54%

Feb 15, 2022 05:45 (IST)
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