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India records 17,092 fresh Covid cases, marginally higher than yesterday

India records 17,092 fresh Covid cases, marginally higher than yesterday

India recorded 17,092 new cases of the coronavirus, along with 29 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours.

According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Saturday (July 2), the country saw a total of 14,684 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery rate to around 98.54 percent, and total recoveries data reached 4,28,51,590.

The total active cases of COVID-19 in India have risen to 1,09,568, the health ministry data showed today. Yesterday, the registered active cases were 1,07,189.

An increase of 2,379 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The active cases comprise 0.25 percent of the total infections, the ministry said.

As per data, Covid active cases on February 28 stood at 1,02,601. On March 1, it declined to 92,472.

The total death toll in the country is now at 5,25,168. In India, the first death due to the COVID pandemic was reported in March 2020.

The daily positivity rate on July 2 was recorded at 4.14 percent.

4,12,570 COVID tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of tests conducted so far to 86.32 crores.

Meanwhile, more than 193.53 crore vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far through the government of India and through the direct state procurement category.

More than 11.31 crore balance and unutilized COVID-19 Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered.

According to the ministry, 197.84 crore doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide inoculation drive.

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