Advertisement
Wednesday, Oct 20, 2021
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

India Logs 39K New Covid Infections, 535 Fatalities

The country’s active Covid-19 caseload stands at 4,08,212

India Logs 39K New Covid Infections, 535 Fatalities
A health worker collects swab sample from a passenger for COVID-19 test, at a railway station in Prayagraj. | PTI
India Logs 39K New Covid Infections, 535 Fatalities
outlookindia.com
2021-07-25T11:11:19+05:30

India reported 39,742 new coronavirus infections and 535 fatalities during the last 24 hours. With the latest addition, the country’s cumulative Covid caseload rose to 3,13,71,901, while the death toll surged to 4,20,551.

According to the Union Health Ministry data updated at 8 am today, the national daily Covid positivity rate, which has remained under three per cent for the last 34 consecutive days, was recorded at 2.31 per cent. Further, the weekly positivity rate stands at 2.24 per cent.

According to the ministry, the active cases comprise 1.30 per cent of the total infections and the active caseload currently stands at 4,08,212. Meanwhile, the national recovery rate has been recorded at 97.36 per cent. A decline of 765 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

India's Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16.It went past  60 lakh on September 28, 

70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23.

As many as 17,18,756 tests were conducted on Saturday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of Covid-19 in the country to 45,62,89,567.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,05,43,138,  while the case fatality rate  stands at 1.34 per cent, the data stated.

Cumulative vaccine doses administered so far has reached 43.31 crore under the nationwide vaccination drive.

The 535 new fatalities include 224 from Maharashtra and 98 from Kerala.

A total of 4,20551 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,31,429 from Maharashtra, 36,352 from Karnataka, 33,889 from Tamil Nadu, 25,041 from Delhi, 22,749 from Uttar Pradesh and 18,064 from West Bengal.

The health ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

"Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research," the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

(With PTI inputs)

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Poonch: Locals Asked To Remain Inside As Army Plans Large Scale Operation To Hunt Down Militants

Poonch: Locals Asked To Remain Inside As Army Plans Large Scale Operation To Hunt Down Militants

Indian Army's operation comes as a retaliation to the October 11 killing of an army officer and four soldiers during an encounter in Poonch sector.

LIVE: Uttarakhand Rescue Operations | NDRF Rescues Over 1,300 Persons

LIVE: Uttarakhand Rescue Operations | NDRF Rescues Over 1,300 Persons

At least 46 people have died in rain-related incidents in Uttarakhand so far. Union Home Minister Amit Shah will be visiting the state today.

IND Vs AUS, T20 WC, Warm-Up: Chahar Removes Maxwell, Australia Four Down

IND Vs AUS, T20 WC, Warm-Up: Chahar Removes Maxwell, Australia Four Down

Follow live cricket scores and updates of India vs Australia warm-up match in Dubai. Both teams are in the T20 World Cup 2021 Super-12 stage.

Lakhimpuri Kheri: Supreme Court Asks UP Govt To Speed Up Investigation

Lakhimpuri Kheri: Supreme Court Asks UP Govt To Speed Up Investigation

The Supreme Court asked the Uttar Pradesh govt to record statements of remaining witnesses in the Lakhimpur Kheri case.

Advertisement