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India reports decline in Covid cases with 2,568 new infections, 20 deaths

The active caseload declined to 19,137 cases, accounting for 0.04 per cent of the country's total positive cases

India | Coronavirus | Omicron

IANS  |  New Delhi 

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A healthcare worker collects a swab sample of a passenger for Covid-19 testing amid a surge in coronavirus cases, at Charbagh railway station in Lucknow. (PTI Photo/Nand Kumar)

on Tuesday reported 2,568 fresh Covid-19 cases, a decline against the 3,157 infections registered previous day, the Union said.

In the same period, the country reported 20 new Covid fatalities, taking the nationwide to 5,23,889.

The active caseload declined to 19,137 cases, accounting for 0.04 per cent of the country's total positive cases.

The recovery of 2,911 patients in the last 24 hours took the cumulative tally to 4,25,41,887. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.74 per cent.

While, India's daily positivity rate was 0.61 per cent, the weekly positivity rate stood at 0.71 per cent.

Also in the same period, a total of 4,19,552 tests were conducted across the country, increasing the overall to 83.86 crore.

As of Tuesday morning, India's Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 189.41 crore, achieved via 2,34,30,863 sessions.

Over 2.94 crore adolescents have been administered with a first dose of Covid-19 jab since the beginning of vaccination drive for this age bracket.



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First Published: Tue, May 03 2022. 11:35 IST