New Delhi, May 14: India reported 1,272 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare bulletin said on Sunday. The active caseload in the country stands at 15,515, the Ministry said.

According to the Ministry, 2,252 people recovered from the disease were recorded in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries in the country up to 4,44,33,389. The recovery rate stands at 98.78 per cent. COVID-19: India Reports 1,580 New Coronavirus Infections in Past 24 Hours, Active Cases Dip to 18,009.

The daily positivity rate is 1.02 per cent and the weekly positivity rate stands at 1.20 per cent, the ministry said. As many as 1,699 doses of Covid vaccines were administered during this period. A total of 220.66 crore vaccines have been administered in the country so far.

A total of 92.86 crore tests have been conducted so far and 1,24,628 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, the ministry added. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recently announced that the COVID-19 pandemic is over as a global health emergency.

However, the viral load and emergence of any new variant still need to be monitored, said Dr Rakesh Mishra, director of Tata Institute for Genetics and Society (TIGS). COVID-19: India Reports 3,962 New Coronavirus Infections in Past 24 Hours, Active Cases Dip to 36,244.

Speaking to ANI, Dr Mishra said, "Corona is already in the endemic stage. The level of infection we saw recently from Bengaluru data was more significant than the third wave and would have had a big problem. However, it did not happen because of vaccination, or hybrid immunity. Clinically, the virus is more infectious, but less harmful as it affects the body like the common cold."

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