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India records 40,120 fresh coronavirus cases, 585 fatalities in 24 hrs

By Saima Siddiqui 
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India records 40,120 fresh coronavirus cases, 585 fatalities in 24 hrs

New Delhi: India recorded 40,120 new Covid-19 cases in past 24 hours pushing the cumulative caseload to 32,117,826 while 585 fatalities took the death toll to 4,30,254, according to the data released by union ministry of health on Friday.

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The active case count also climbed up to 3,85,227 after 2,760 cases were reported in the past day, the union health ministry added. The Covid-19 active cases constitute 1.20% of the total cases.

Besides, India has achieved its highest recovery rate today at 97.46%, the health ministry said. A total of 42,295 patients recovered in the last 24 hours.

The weekly positivity rate also remained below 5% and is currently at 2.13%. Further, the daily positivity rate climbed to 2.04%, less than 3% for 19 consecutive days.

The testing capacity in the country has been substantially ramped up with 48.94 crore tests conducted so far.

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As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, a total of 48,94,70,779 samples were tested up to August 12, of which, 19,70,495 samples were tested yesterday.

India’s Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29,90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23.

With 42,295 patients recovering in the past 24 hours the total recoveries across the country is at 3,13,02,345. It is the highest ever recovery rate achieved at 97.46%.

The daily positivity rate is at 2.04% and the weekly positivity rate remains at 2.13%.

As many as 52.95 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

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