India reports 2,459 new COVID-19 cases-Xinhua

India reports 2,459 new COVID-19 cases

Source: Xinhua

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2022-10-05 14:52:15

NEW DELHI, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- India recorded 2,459 new COVID-19 cases, according to federal health ministry data released on Wednesday.

The new cases marked an increase from the daily caseload of 1,968 on Tuesday.

India's total tally of COVID-19 cases has risen to 44,601,934, with the active caseload being 33,318 currently.

The country also logged 17 new COVID-19 related deaths for the past 24 hours, bringing the overall death toll to 528,733 since the beginning of the pandemic, the ministry said.

The ministry said 44,039,883 COVID-19 patients have been cured and discharged from hospitals, including 3,731 recorded in the past 24 hours.

According to the health ministry, until Wednesday morning a total of 2,188,340,816 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine had been administered in the South Asian country.

At present, the Indian government is focusing on improving the booster dose coverage as uptake for the third dose has been low. The aim is to boost immunity of the public given the detection of new sub-variants of the COVID-19 virus.