Coronavirus Highlights: India Reports 2.51 Lakh New Cases, 12% Lower Than Yesterday

Coronavirus Highlights: The country also recorded 627 new deaths, taking the total number of Covid-related fatalities to 4,92,327.

Coronavirus Highlights: India Reports 2.51 Lakh New Cases, 12% Lower Than Yesterday

India Covid-19 Cases: There are presently 21 lakh active cases in the country. (File)

New Delhi:

India reported 2,51,209 fresh COVID-19 cases today, taking the total number of infections in the country to over 4 crore 6 lakh cases. The new cases reported were 12% lower than yesterday's daily spike of 2.86 lakh cases. The country also recorded 627 new deaths, taking the total number of Covid-related fatalities to 4,92,327.

There are presently 21 lakh active cases in the country. The active cases now comprise 5.18 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has marginally increased to 93.6 per cent. The daily positivity rate - the share of coronavirus tests that return positive and considered a key marker of the pandemic's status - is down from 19.59% to 15.88% while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 17.47 per cent.

India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 164.4 crore doses. 89.1 crore first doses have been administered while 69.9 crore second doses have been provided.

Here are the Highlights on coronavirus cases in India:

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Gurugram district emerged as the worst-hit with 1,671 cases, followed by Faridabad, Sonipat, and Panchkula, which reported 504, 493, 256 cases, respectively. The fatalities included three deaths each from Gurugram and Panchkula districts, as per the bulletin.
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So far, the state has lost 17,129 lives to the infection. Active cases in the state stand at 36,941.
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