India reports 39,070 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours

India reports 39,070 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours By Qatar Day - August 08, 2021

People are seen at a crowded market amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai, India, July 28, 2021. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas


India reported 39,070 new cases of the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the federal health ministry said on Sunday, taking its tally to 31.93 million cases.

Deaths rose by 491, taking total fatalities to 427,862.

India reported 39,070 fresh COVID-19 cases, while 43,910 people recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday.

The active cases of COVID-19 in the country now stands at 4,06,822.

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), the cumulative caseload of COVID infection in the country has reached 3,19,34,455 while 3,10,99,771 people have recovered from the infection so far.

The recovery rate now stands at 97.39 per cent and the daily positivity rate at 2.27 per cent. Also, the weekly positivity rate, which is currently at 2.38 per cent, remained below 5 per cent.

India also witnessed 491 deaths in the last 24 hours due to COVID-19 taking the death toll to 4,27,862.

The testing capacity has substantially ramped up as the country has conducted 48 crore tests so far.

Meanwhile, India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage crossed the landmark of 50 crore yesterday. As per government data, cumulatively, 50,68,10,492 vaccine doses have been administered so far.

As many as 55,91,657 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours, stated the Health Ministry.

Reporting by Rajendra Jadhav; Editing by Sam Holmes

By Qatar Day - August 08, 2021

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