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Daily Covid-19 cases go up slightly to around 44K

Our Bureau. New Delhi | Updated on July 07, 2021

The national Covid-19 recovery rate has improved to 97.18 per cent

As many as 43,733 persons – nearly 9,000 more than the previous day -- tested positive for Covid-19 during the last 24 hours till Wednesday morning, according to Health Ministry data. With 47,420 people recovering from the infection, the number of active cases in the country dropped further to 4,59,920.

During the same period, 930 people succumbed to their infection taking the total Covid-19 death toll in the country to 4,04,211.

On Tuesday, over 36 lakh vaccinations carried out by States and Union Territories pushing up the number of vaccine doses delivered in the country to over 36 crore.

The Centre has so far provided 37.43 crore vaccine doses to the States and UTs and a further 48,65,110 doses are in the pipeline, an official statement said. It said the States and UTs as well as private hospitals have over 1.67 crore vaccine doses yet to be administered.

 

PTI adds:

Tests and positivity rate

Also, 19,07,216 tests were conducted on Tuesday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of Covid-19 in the country to 42,33,32,097.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.29 per cent. It has been less than three per cent for 16 consecutive days, the ministry said, adding the weekly positivity rate has declined to 2.39 per cent.

Recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for the 55th consecutive day. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,97,99,534, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.32 per cent. The data stated India’s Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and50 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.

Published on July 07, 2021

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