India reports 1.72 lakh new COVID-19 cases, 1,008 deaths; the positivity rate climbs again to 10 pc


New Delhi | Jagran Press Office: India reported 1,72,433 new COVID cases on Thursday, 6.8% more than yesterday, 2,59,107 recoveries and 1,008 deaths in the past 24 hours.

The active cases reported during this period are 15,33,921, the number of deaths is 4,98,983 and the daily positivity rate is 10.99%.

The total number of vaccinations in the country reached 167.87 crores. Over 75% of the country’s adult population is now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In the age group 15-18 years, 4,71,44,423 first doses and 10,81,838 second doses were administered.

“75% of all adults are fully immunized. Congratulations to our fellow citizens on this momentous achievement. Proud of all who make our vaccination campaign a success,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted.

It comes after India recorded 1.61 lakh new Covid cases in 24 hours on Wednesday, down 3% from Tuesday. The daily positivity rate had fallen to 9.26% from 11.6%, while the weekly positive rate was 14.15%.

Delhi on Wednesday reported 3,028 new Covid-19 cases, 27 deaths and 4,679 recoveries. The positivity rate in the city was 4.73%, active cases remain at 14,870.

Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal will chair a virtual Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) meeting on February 4. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will also be present at the meeting.

Meanwhile, Mumbai reported 1,128 new Covid-19 infections and ten deaths on Wednesday. The city recorded more than 1,000 cases after a two-day gap. With 1,838 patients recovering during the day, the number of recoveries rose to 10,20,926.

Karnataka recorded 20,505 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, 81 deaths with a positivity rate of 12.55%. The capital, Bengaluru, alone has recorded 8,850 infections and 13 deaths. The state currently has 1,77,244 active cases of Covid-19, including more than 92,000 in Bangalore.

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Sugandha Jha

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