According to data released by the Ministry of Health on Friday, India recorded 34,403 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total caseload to 3,33,81,728. (September 17, 2021).
In addition, the country recorded 37,950 recoveries in the last 24 hours, bringing total recoveries to 3,25,98,424 and the active caseload to 3,39,056. In the last 24 hours, the active COVID-19 caseload has been reduced by 3,867 cases.
The rate of recovery is 97.65%. The weekly positivity rate of 1.97 percent has been below 3 percent for the last 84 days, while the daily positivity rate of 2.25 percent has been below 3 percent for the last 18 days.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organization announced on Friday that over 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in South-East Asian countries affiliated with WHO. As of yesterday, India had administered a total of 76,57,17,137 doses (first and second).