India records 16,464 covid cases, 24 fatalities in a day

Death toll climbs to 5,26,396

India records 16,464 covid cases, 24 fatalities in a day

A health care worker takes a swab sample from a man for covid testing in Jammu. PTI

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New Delhi, August 1

India added 16,464 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of covid cases to 4,40,36,275, while the active cases increased to 1,43,989, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

The death toll climbed to 5,26,396 with 24 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases comprise 0.33 per cent of the total infections, while the national covid recovery rate was recorded at 98.48 per cent, the health ministry said.

An increase of 313 cases has been recorded in the active covid caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at  6.01 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was at 4.80 per cent, according to the health ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,33,65,890 while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.2 per cent.

According to the ministry, 204.34 crore doses of covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide covid vaccination drive.

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