India reports 1,994 new cases of COVID-19 infection, four deaths in last 24 hours

India reports 1,994 new cases of COVID-19 infection, four deaths in last 24 hours

New Delhi, October 23, 2022

India on Sunday reported 1,994 new cases of COVID-19 infection and four deaths in the last 24 hours.

The country had on Saturday logged 2,112 new cases of COVID-19 infection and four deaths.

Maharashtra accounted for 387 of the 1,994 new cases of infection in the last 24 hours, followed by 346 in Kerala, 279 in Karnataka and 214 in Tamil Nadu.

The four deaths registered today included one each in Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Maharashtra and Nagaland.

With the latest data released by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, the death toll in the country from COVID-19 so far has gone up to 528,961 today.

The total number of cases of infection till now, since the first cases of COVID-19 were reported in India in late January 2020, rose to 44,642,742 today.

The number of those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the country rose to 44,090,349 today, up 2,601 from yesterday. The recovery rate stood at 98.76%.

The number of active cases of COVID-19 infection went down by 661 to 23,432 today.

Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 219.55 crore today, including 2.10 lakh doses given in the last 24 hours.

The Daily Positivity Rate stood at 1.24% today and the Weekly Positivity Rate at 0.99%.

More than 90 crore COVID-19 tests have been conducted so far, including 1.61 lakh tests yesterday.

NNN

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