COVID-19: India records 46,148 fresh cases, 979 deaths in 24 hours

A medical worker works on the preliminary blood test of people tested for COVID-19 at the Chulalongkorn University Health Service Center in Bangkok, Thailand, April 2, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

National: India recorded 46,148 new COVID-19 cases and 979 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday morning.

The country’s total caseload has now increased to 3,02,79,331, while the death toll stands at 3,96,730. India’s weekly positivity rate is currently at 2.81% and the daily positivity rate is at 2.94%. India still has 5,72,994 active coronavirus cases.

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On the other hand, 58,578 patients recovered in the last 24 hours and took the total number of recoveries across the country to 2.93 crores.

Meanwhile, India also achieved a milestone in COVID-19 vaccination on Sunday and overtook the United States in administering the total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses. India has so far given 32.36 crore vaccine doses.