Covid-19: India records 40,134 cases in the last 24 hours

The active caseload is currently at 4,13,718 with a cumulative total of 3.16 crore cases.

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  • Publish Date - August 2, 2021 / 10:22 AM IST
Covid-19: India records 40,134 cases in the last 24 hours
Cumulative vaccine doses administered so far have reached 46.96 crores.

India has reported 40,134 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The total recoveries across the country so far are 3,08,57,467. According to the health ministry’s data, 36,946 patients recovered during the last 24 hours.

The active caseload is currently at 4,13,718 with a cumulative total of 3.16 crore cases. The national recovery rate of Covid-19 has increased to 97.35% with 36,946 patients recovering during the last 24 hours till 8:00 am. The active cases constitute 1.31% of total cases.

The weekly positivity rate stands below 5 %, at 2.37%. The daily positivity rate currently stands at 2.81%, less than 3% for 40 consecutive days.

The testing capacity has also been substantially ramped up to 46.64 crores in the country.

Vaccination drive

Cumulative vaccine doses administered so far have reached 46.96 crores.

The new phase of universalisation of the vaccination programme commenced from June 21. Under the programme, the central government made inoculation free of cost for all adults. Vaccines were earlier free for people above 45 years of age.

The government will procure and supply free of cost 75% of the vaccines being produced by vaccine manufacturers in the country to states /UTs, it said.

More than 70% of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities, according to the ministry.

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