India records 34,457 fresh Covid-19 cases, 375 deaths

?OUR BUREAU New Delhi | Updated on August 21, 2021

A mass Covid test in Kozhikode

The country’s recovery rate stood at 97.54 per cent, highest since March 2020

India’s daily Covid cases stood at 34,457 on Saturday with 375 deaths in the last 24 hours till 8:00 am, as per the Health Ministry data.  The cases are marginally lower than the previous day's cases of 36,571. Cumulatively, the country reported 3,23,93,286 infections of which total active cases currently are 3,61,340.  While 3,15,97,982 people recovered, as many as 4,33,964 succumbed to the infection.

In addition, the country’s recovery rate stood at 97.54 per cent, highest since March 2020 and in the last 24 hours 36,347 people recovered from Covid. Also, the weekly positivity rate was at 1.98 per cent, less than 3 per cent for the last 57 days and the daily positivity rate stood at 2 per cent, less than 3 per cent for the last 26 days.

Meanwhile, India administered 43.93 lakh vaccine doses on Saturday with 58.04 crore doses given in the last 24 hours till 5:30 pm, as per the CoWIN Dashboard. Also, during the previous day, the country conducted 17,21,205 tests with cumulative tests of 50.45 crore done so far.


CasesActive casesDischargedDeathsTotal
Single Day-(2,265)36,34737534,457
Till Now3,61,3403,15,97,9824,33,9643,23,93,286


Source: Health Ministry

Till 8:00 AM on Saturday

PTI adds:

India's Covid-19 tally

India's Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7 last year, 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, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19.

India's caseload crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23.

The 375 new fatalities include105from Maharashtra and 99 from Kerala.

Of the 4,33,964 deaths reported so far in the country, 1,35,672 were from Maharashtra, 37,105 from Karnataka, 34,663 from Tamil Nadu, 25,079 from Delhi, 22,791 from Uttar Pradesh, 19,345 from Kerala and 18,346 from West Bengal.

The health ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

"Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research," the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

Published on August 21, 2021

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