India adds 30,549 coronavirus infections; active cases fall after 6 days

The national Covid recovery rate increases to 97.38 per cent

India adds 30,549 coronavirus infections; active cases fall after 6 days

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New Delhi, August 3

India's Covid tally climbed to 3,17,26,507 on Tuesday with 30,549 more people testing positive for the disease while the active caseload declined after six days, according to Union health ministry data.

The death toll climbed to 4,25,195 with 422 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The number of active cases came down to 4,04,958, which comprises 1.28 per cent of the total infections. The national Covid recovery rate increased to 97.38 per cent, it showed.

A decrease of 8,760 cases has been recorded in the active Covid caseload in a span of 24 hours.

As many as 16,49,295 Covid tests were conducted on Sunday, taking the total number of tests conducted so far in the country to 47,12,94,789.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.85 per cent. The weekly positivity rate stood at 2.39 per cent, according to the ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,08,96,354 while the case fatality rate stands at 1.34 per cent, the data stated.

The total number of Covid vaccine doses administered so far as part of the nationwide vaccination drive has reached 47.85 crore.

The 422 new deaths include 118 from Kerala and 90 from Maharashtra, the data stated.

So far, 4,25,195 deaths have been recorded in the country, including 1,33,038 from Maharashtra, 36,612 from Karnataka, 34,130 from Tamil Nadu, 25,054 from Delhi, 22,763 from Uttar Pradesh, 18,161 from West Bengal and 16,294 from Punjab. PTI

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