India records 17,135 fresh covid cases, 47 fatalities

Death toll climbs to 5,26,477

India records 17,135 fresh covid cases, 47 fatalities

A health worker administers a covid booster dose to a beneficiary in Patna. PTI

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New Delhi, August 3

With 17,135 new coronavirus infections reported in a day, India's infection tally rose to 4,40,67,144, while the active cases have declined to 1,37,057, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Wednesday.

The covid death toll has climbed to 5,26,477 with 47 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases comprise 0.31 per cent of the total infections, while the national covid recovery rate was recorded at 98.49 per cent, the ministry said.

A decrease of 2,735 cases has been recorded in the active covid caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 3.69 per cent. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 4.67 per cent, according to the health ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,34,03,610, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.2 per cent.

According to the ministry, 204.84 crore doses of covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide covid vaccination drive.

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