India records 70 new covid fatalities

Logs 20,551 new coronavirus infections in a day

India records 70 new covid fatalities

A health care worker administers a dose of covid vaccine to a student in Patna. PTI

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New Delhi, August 5

With 20,551 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India's tally of covid cases rose to 4,41,07,588, while the active cases declined to 1,35,364, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.

The death toll climbed to 5,26,600 with 70 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 98.5 per cent, the ministry said.

A decrease of 1,114 cases has been recorded in the active covid caseload in a span of 24 hours.

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