India reports 2,139 new Covid cases, 13 deaths

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New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) In the last 24 hours, India reported 2,139 new Covid-19 cases and 13 deaths, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

The new fatalities took the overall death toll to 5,28,835.

The active caseload stands at 26,292, accounting for 0.06 per cent of the country’s total positive cases.

The recovery of 3,208 patients in the last 24 hours took the cumulative tally to 4,40,63,406. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.76 per cent.

Meanwhile, the daily and weekly positivity rates stood at 0.81 per cent and 1.13 per cent, respectively.

Also in the same period, a total of 2,64,216 tests were conducted across the country, increasing the overall tally to over 89.76 crore.

As of Wednesday morning, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 219.09 crore.

Over 4.10 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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