India: More than 23 Crore Tests Conducted For Coronavirus Detection

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The total of coronavirus tests performed across the nation has reached 23 crores, according to the Union Health Ministry. It also mentioned that India’s current cumulative positivity rate is 4.98 percent.

“India’s tests per day per million population are more than 140 and the daily positivity rate is 3.37 percent as of today. India is fast approaching total vaccination coverage of 4 crores.” the ministry said.

According to the preliminary report, a total of 3,71,43,255 coronavirus vaccination doses were delivered across 6,15,267 sessions as of Thursday at 7 a.m.

75,68,844 healthcare workers (HCWs) received the first dose, 46,32,940 HCWs received the second dose, and 77,16,084 frontline workers (FLWs) received the first dose and 19,09,528 FLWs received the second dose.

COVID-19: Over 23 crore tests conducted for detection of coronavirus in India- The New Indian Express
New Indian Express

Aside from that, the first dose was given to 24,57,179 beneficiaries between 45 to 60 years with particular co-morbidities and 1,28,58,680 beneficiaries aged 60 and up.

On day 61 of the vaccination campaign, more than 20 lakh vaccine shots (20,78,719) were distributed (17th March).

In total, 17,38,750 people were vaccinated in 28,412 sessions for the first dose, and 3,39,969 HCWs and FLWs got the second dose.

More About Coronavirus Stats In India:

The number of active caseloads of coronavirus in India has crossed 2,52,364, accounting for 2.20 percent of all infections.

“A net incline of 17,958 coronavirus cases recorded from the total active caseload in a span of 24 hours,” the ministry said.

“Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 16,620 (accounting for 63.21 percent of the daily new cases). It is followed by Kerala with 1,792 while Punjab reported 1,492 new cases,” the ministry said.

“A rising trajectory of daily new coronavirus cases is visible in eight states. These are Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka, and Haryana. Kerala is reporting a consistently declining trend over the last one month,” the ministry added.

The total number of recoveries in India has risen to 1,10,63,025 after 17,741 recoveries were reported in just 24 hours.

A total of 172 deaths were recorded in a 24-hour period, according to the ministry.

The new deaths are concentrated in five states, accounting for 84.88 percent of all new deaths. Maharashtra suffered the most casualties (84). Punjab is next, with 35 fatalities every day, and Kerala has recorded 13 deaths due to coronavirus in the last 24 hours.

“The case fatality rate remains below 1.5 percent (1.39%) and is continuously declining”, the health ministry said.

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