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India records over 1.4 lakh new Covid-19 cases, 285 deaths in 24 hours

8/01/2022 at 2:42 PM

New Delhi, Jan 8: India registered 1,41,986 new Covid cases, another significant single-day spike, and 285 deaths in the last 24 hours, informed the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday.

According to the Union Health Ministry’s data, the active cases in the country currently stand at 4.72 lakh. Active cases presently constitute 1.34 percent of the country’s total positive cases.

While the weekly positivity rate stands at 5.66%, the daily positivity rate is reported to be 9.28%.

A total of 40,895 people have recovered from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, pushing the total recovery to 3.44 crore. India’s recovery rate currently stands at 97.30 percent.

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