India Reports 46,759 New Covid Cases, Highest in Nearly 2 Months


Swab tests to passengers arriving at the New Delhi Railway Station from their native, after the Delhi government eased restrictions for travel amid the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic in New Delhi on August 05, 2021.– Qamar Sibtain/IANS

NEW DELHI — India on Saturday reported 46,759 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, the highest in nearly two months, said the Union Health Ministry.

A total of 509 deaths were also reported in the last 24 hours pushing the death toll to 4,37,370.

Of the 46,759, Kerala alone has reported 32,801 cases in the last 24 hours. The total active cases in the state now stand at 1,95,254, the highest in India.

In a significant achievement, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage crossed 62 crores on Friday and presently stands at 62,29,89,134 as per the provisional report provided by the Health Ministry.

For the first time, India on Friday administered more than one crore vaccine in a single-day under its nationwide mass vaccination drive against Covid-19. This is the highest ever vaccination achieved in a single-day since the start of the vaccination drive.

Substantial growth of 14,876 cases have been recorded in the active caseload in the past 24 hours. The active cases account for 1.10 per cent of the total Covid cases while the national recovery rate was recorded at 97.56 per cent, the ministry said. India has a total 3,59,775 active caseloads currently.

In the last 24 hours, 31,374 patients were discharged from the hospitals and health centres, taking the total number of cured to 3,18,52,802, as per the health ministry data.

The weekly Positivity Rate remains below 3 per cent for the last 64 days and currently stands at 2.19 per cent. The daily positivity rate continues to remain below 3 per cent for 33 continuous days and currently stands at 2.66 per cent, as per the health ministry data. — IANS


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