Coronavirus India update: Nation reports 29,616 new cases, 290 deaths

Coronavirus India update: India logged 29,616 new Covid 19 infections, taking the total tally of cases to 3,36,24,419. The active cases rose by 1,280 to reach 3,01,442, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday (September 25).

The death toll climbed to 4,46,658 with 290 fresh fatalities. The active cases constitute 0.90 per cent of the total infections, while the nationwide Covid 19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.78 per cent, the highest since March 2020, the health ministry said.

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As per the latest update on coronavirus in India, an increase of 1,280 cases had been recorded in the active Covid 19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. According to the health ministry, the daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.86 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was 1.99 per cent. A total of 56.16 crore coronavirus tests have been conducted across India.

As per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the total number of samples tested to date is 56,16,61,383, including 15,92,421 samples tested on September 24. The health ministry said 84.89 crore vaccine doses had been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

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“Sustained and collaborative efforts by the Centre and the states/UTs continue the trend of less than 50,000 daily new cases that is being reported for 90 consecutive days now,” the Union Health Ministry said in a release.
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-With inputs from agencies