Covid-19 cases have seen a sharp increase in the National capital Region (NCR) in the past couple of days, with a recent survey claiming that the number of cases might have gone up by almost 500 percent in the last 15 days.
The active cases comprise 0.03 percent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate remained at 98.76 percent, the ministry said.
A decrease of 16 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.83 percent and the weekly positivity rate at 0.32 percent.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,25,10,773, while the case fatality rate was recorded as 1.21%. The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive have exceeded 186.54 crores.
Meanwhile, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 186.54 crores as per the provisional reports till this morning, the Health Ministry said. This has been achieved through 2,27,52,392 sessions.
The Covid-19 vaccination for the age group 12-14 years started on 16 March. So far, more than 2.43 crore adolescents have been administered the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. Similarly, the Covid-19 precaution dose administration for the age group 18-59 years also started on 10 April. A total of 1,62,532 precaution doses have been administered so far.