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New Delhi : India logged only 18,795 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours, down from 26,041 cases on September 27, 2021, taking the tally of cases recorded so far in the country to 3,36,97,581 at 8am on September 28, 2021. The country has reported less than 20,000 daily new cases after 201 days.

On the other hand,  total of 26,030 Covid -19 patients were declared cured / discharged in the country in last 24 hours, down from 29,621 recoveries on September 27, 2021, taking the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) to 3,29,58,002 on September 28, 2021, according to Union Health Ministry figure. India’s recovery rate (RR) improved to 97.81% on September 28 from  97.78% on September 27, 2021. Recovery Rate is currently at its highest peak since March 2020.

The Active Caseload was 2,92,206 on September 28, 2021, a drop of 7,414 cases in lst 24 hours. This is the lowest in 192 days. Active cases accounted for 0.87% of the country’s total Positive Cases on September 28.

With the administration of 1,02,22,525 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage crossed the landmark of 87 Crore (87,07,08,636) as per provisional reports till 7 am on September 28, 2021.  This has been achieved through 84,62,957 sessions.

The last 24 hours saw a total of 13,21,780 sample tests being conducted in the country. India has so far conducted over 56.57 crore (56,57,30,031) cumulative tests.

The Weekly Positivity Rate at 1.88% remains less than 3% for the last 95 days now. The Daily Positivity rate was 1.42% on September 28, 2021. The daily Positivity rate has remained below 3% for last 29 days and below 5% for 112 consecutive days now.

India logged 179 new deaths due to Covid-19 in last 24 hours, down from 276 deaths on September 27, taking the toll to 4,47,373 on September 28, 2021