The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday said that the country recorded a total of 175 new cases of Coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours.
With the record of the last 24 hours of Covid-19 infection, India’s Active caseload currently stands at 2,570 with active cases at the rate of 0.01 percent.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.09 per cent while the weekly positivity was 0.12 per cent. Active caseload declined by 12 in a day and now comprises 0.01 per cent of the total infections.
The national Covid-19 recovery rate has increased to 98.80 per cent, according to the health ministry website.
Now mandatory pre-departure RT-PCR testing has been introduced for passengers arriving in India on all international flights from China, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand and Japan. The test has to be conducted within 72 hrs prior to undertaking the journey, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in a press release issued on January 2, 2023.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,41,45,854 while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 per cent.
According to the ministry’s website, 220.11 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the Covid-19 vaccination drive.
India’s Covid tally crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16.
The ministry release issued by Lav Agarwal, additional secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, said the ministry has decided to revise and update its existing guidelines for International arrivals in view of the rising COVID cases in the above-mentioned countries.