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India reports 1,329 COVID deaths over 24 hours,51,667 new cases

NEW DELHI: India in the past 24 hours recorded 51,667 new COVID-19 infections bringing the overall caseload to 3,01,34,445, according to the union health ministry.

The disease claimed the lives of 1,329 people in the country, bringing the total number of deaths to 3,93,310.

Meanwhile, there are currently 6,12,868 active cases in the country.

In the past 24 hours, the number of active cases has decreased by 14189.

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The test positive rate in India continues to decline. It is below 5 percent for the 18th time in a row, at 2.98 percent.

India vaccinated almost 8 million people earlier this week, but experts believe that even this exceptional rate may not be enough for a country still recovering from a deadly second wave to prevent a third.

On the other hand, as of Thursday and Friday, 64,527 more patients have been discharged, indicating that recoveries continue to surpass new infections. The total number of discharges now stands at 2,91,28,267.

According to the India Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India has tested 39,95,68,448 samples for COVID-19 so far.

According to the health ministry, the government has given out 30,79,48,744 anti-COVID shots so far.

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