India reports 42,982 new COVID-19 cases and 533 deaths in last 24 hours

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Thursday, August 05, 2021, 11:21 AM IST
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The number of recoveries stood at 41,726 up from 36,668 on Wednesday | AFP Photo

India has reported 42,982 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, a slight rise form the 42,625 new cases reported on Wednesday. The number of deaths stood at 533.

According to the health ministry data, 41,726 patients were discharged from hospitals and health centres in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cured to 3,09,74,748 to date as the virus continued to infect less than one lakh people in the last 57 days. However, India's recovery rate currently stands at 97.37 per cent.

With this, the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has reached 3,18,12,114 and 4,26,290 deaths. The total number of recoveries is 4,11,076. The active cases constitute 1.29 per cent of the total caseload of India.

The weekly positivity rate remains below 5 per cent and is currently at 2.37 per cent. The daily positivity rate continues to remain below 5 per cent for 56 continuous days and currently stands at 2.58 per cent.

The health ministry data said that a total of 37,55,115 Covid vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours. With this, the total vaccination count has gone up to 48,93,42,295 so far. More than 17.64 cr vaccine doses have been administered in the age group 18-44 in India so far.

The ministry data pointed out further that over 47.48 crore total Covid tests were conducted.

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