India records 43,071 new COVID-19 cases, 955 deaths in 24 hours
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India saw a single-day rise of 43,071 new coronavirus infections, raising its tally to 3,05,45,433, while the death toll climbed to 4,02,005 with 955 new fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data on Sunday.

India's active cases also dropped further by 10,183 and it now stands at 485,350. While, 52,299 people recovered, pushing the total number of recoveries to 29,658,078, the Union Health Ministry data showed. The national COVID-19 recovery rate improved to 97.09 percent.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.34 percent. It has been less than 5 percent for 27 consecutive days, the ministry said.

The weekly positivity rate has declined to 2.44 percent, it added. Recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for the 52nd consecutive day. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,96,58,078, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.32 percent, the data stated.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 41,82,54,953 samples were tested for COVID-19 up to July 3, 2021, of these, 18,38,490 samples were tested yesterday.

The Union Health Ministry further informed that the cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered under the nationwide vaccination drive has reached 35,12,21,306.

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has exceeded 35 crore, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday. As the new phase of universalisation of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from June 21, more than 57.36 lakh vaccine doses were given in the country on Saturday, as per a provisional report up to 7 pm.

The ministry said 28,33,691 first vaccine doses and 3,29,889 second doses were given in the 18-44 years category on Saturday. Cumulatively, 99,434,862 people in this age group across all states and union territories have received their first dose and 27,12,794 have received their second dose since the start of phase-3 of the vaccination drive, the report showed.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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