India reports 42,909 new Covid-19 cases, 380 deaths in 24 hours

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India’s Covid chart showed slight improvement today, with the country recording 42,909 cases, a drop of 4.7 per cent from yesterday. About 380 deaths were recorded during the period, according to the Health Ministry.

Active cases constitute 1.15% of total cases, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate stands 97.51 per cent, the Union Health Ministry said. The daily positivity rate now stands at 3.02 per cent.

63.43 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under nationwide vaccination drive.

Kerala contributed 29,836 cases in the past 24 hours to take the total number of those affected in the state by the viral infection to 40,07,408. The test positivity rate rose closer to 20 per cent and with 75 deaths, the number of fatalities increased to 20,541, a state government release said.

No virus-related deaths were recorded in Delhi on Saturday, while 31 fresh cases were reported with a positivity rate of 0.04 per cent, according to the city’s health department. With the continuous dip in the Covid cases, the Delhi government decided to open schools in a phased manner from September 1.

63.43 crore vaccine shots administered till date

Cumulatively, 63.43 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered under the nationwide vaccination drive till Monday morning, the ministry said.

Fatality rate at 1.34%

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has increased to 3,19,23,405, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.34 per cent, the data stated.

Daily positivity rate at 3.02 per cent

The daily positivity rate has been recorded at 3.02 per cent. It is above three per cent after 35 days. The weekly positivity rate has been recorded at 2.41 per cent. It has been below three per cent for the last 66 days, according to the health ministry.

14,19,990 tests were conducted on Sunday

The ministry said that 14,19,990 COVID-19 tests were conducted on Sunday, taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far in the country to 52,01,46,525.

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