Monday, 28 November, 2022
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India's daily COVID-19 caseload decreases to 1,957

India's daily COVID-19 caseload Tuesday decreased to 1,957, officials said.

According to federal health ministry data released on Tuesday morning, 1,957 new cases of COVID-19 were reported during the past 24 hours, taking the total tally to 44,616,394 in the country.

The cases reported on Tuesday mark a decrease in comparison to the daily caseload of Monday's 2,424.

With the fresh cases, India's active caseload currently stands at 27,374.

The country also logged eight COVID-related deaths during the past 24 hours, pushing the overall death toll to 528,822 since the beginning of the pandemic, the ministry said.

With the increase in cases, the daily positivity rate stands at 0.71 percent and the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 1.21 percent, the ministry data showed.

The ministry said so far 44,060,198 people have been successfully cured and discharged from hospitals, of whom 2,654 were discharged during the past 24 hours.

According to the health ministry, until Tuesday morning 2,190,476,220 doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered.

A cumulative total of 897,355,355 samples have been tested up to Oct. 10, the health ministry said Tuesday. Out of these 276,125 tests were conducted on Monday alone.

At present the Indian government is focussing on improving booster dose coverage as the uptake for the third dose has been low. The aim is to boost the immunity of the people in the wake of the detection of new variants.