India records 42,015 new COVID-19 cases, recovery rate at 97.36%.

COVID-19, Odisha

India has recorded 42,015 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, as per the Union Health Ministry.

India’s active caseload stands at 4,07,170. The active cases constitute 1.30% of total cases.

3,03,90,687 people have recovered across the country so far. The recovery rate has risen to 97.36%.

41.54 crore vaccine doses were administered so far under a nationwide vaccination drive.

36,977 patients recovered during last 24 hours.

The weekly positivity rate remains below 5%, currently at 2.09%.

The daily positivity rate is at 2.27%, less than 3% for 30 consecutive days.

The testing capacity has been substantially ramped up –44.91 crore total tests have been conducted.

Several states have been cautiously easing restrictions after the second wave appeared to have waned.

The country is, however, preparing for the possibility of a third wave, the health ministry has stated during the Covid briefing on Friday.

(With IANS inputs)

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