COVID-19: India records 35662 new cases, 281 deaths


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India recorded 35,662 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, marginally higher than yesterday’s 34,403 new cases, while the number of deaths has crossed the 4-lakh mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday.

The death count climbed to 4,44,529 with 281 new deaths in the last 24 hours.

The active caseload stands at 3,40,639, which account for 1.02% of the total cases. With 33,798 recoveries in the last 24 hours, the total recoveries increased to 3,26,32,222. The recovery rate is currently at 97.65%.

Furthermore, India recorded its highest ever single day vaccinations on Friday, with over 2.5 crore doses given in the last 24 hours, NDTV reported. It was as the government raced to deliver a record on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday.

The Centre had set out with a target of 2.5 crore vaccinations and crossed the mark by 10,390, the report further said.

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