India records single-day rise of 35,662 Covid cases

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New Delhi: India added 35,662 cases and 281 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the union health ministry’s data on Saturday.

Of the 35,662 cases, Kerala accounted for 23,260 new Covid cases. The state has continued to witness a surge in cases, reporting between 20,000-30,000 cases each day. Only on Wednesday, the state had reported 17,000 cases. The active cases in the state stood at 1,88,926.

Meanwhile, India’s active caseload has surged to 3,40,639 after witnessing an increase of 1,583 cases in a day, the ministry data added.

So far, 3,26,63,222 have recovered from Covid while the death toll has escalated to 4,44,529.

India conducted 14,48,833 number of Covid tests in a day. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India has conducted 55,07,80,273 number of Covid tests to date.

India has administered 79.42 crore vaccine so far.

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