Maharashtra reconciles Covid data, India records around 4,000 more deaths

42,015 new infections reported

Maharashtra reconciles Covid data, India records around 4,000 more deaths

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New Delhi, July 21

India recorded a single day rise of 3,998 coronavirus fatalities with Maharashtra carrying out its 14th Covid data reconciliation exercise, pushing the country's death toll to 4,18,480 while 42,015 new infections were reported, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.

India's total tally of Covid cases has climbed to 3,12,16,337.

The ministry said that Maharashtra had carried out its 14th reconciliation exercise of Covid data in the state. As a result, the state's positive case tally has increased by 2,479 while the death tally has increased by 3,509.

The active cases have increased to 4,07,170 and comprise 1.3 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid recovery rate was recorded at 97.36 per cent, the data updated at 8 am showed.

An increase of 1,040 cases has been recorded in the active Covid caseload in a span of 24 hours.

As many as 18,52,140 tests were conducted on Tuesday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of Covid in the country to 44,91,93,273, while the daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.27 per cent.

It has been less than three per cent for 30 consecutive days, the ministry said, adding that the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.09 per cent.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,03,90,687 and the case fatality rate has increased to 1.34 per cent, the data stated.

Cumulative vaccine doses administered so far have reached 41.54 crore under the nationwide vaccination drive. 

The 3,998 new fatalities include 3,656 from Maharashtra and 104 from Kerala.

A total of 4,18,480 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 1,30,753 from Maharashtra, 36,226 from Karnataka, 33,782 from Tamil Nadu, 25,035 from Delhi, 22,737 from Uttar Pradesh, 18,021 from West Bengal and 16,244 from Punjab. PTI

       

       

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