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India Logs 39K New Covid Infections, 564 Fatalities In 24 Hours

India’s Covid-19 death toll rose to 4.20 lakh on Friday, according to the Union Health Ministry

India Logs 39K New Covid Infections, 564 Fatalities In 24 Hours
A BMC health worker collects swab sample of a passenger for COVID-19 test at Dadar station in Mumbai. | PTI
India Logs 39K New Covid Infections, 564 Fatalities In 24 Hours
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2021-07-24T10:27:36+05:30

India reported 39,097 new coronavirus infections and 564 fatalities during the last 24 hours. With the latest addition, the country’s cumulative Covid caseload rose to 3.13 crore and the death toll surged to 4.20 lakh on Friday.

According to the Union Health Ministry data updated at 8 am today, the country’s Covid-19 recovery rate stands at 97.35 per cent as the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,05,03,166 on Friday.

Further, the national case fatality rate stands at 1.34 per cent while the weekly positivity rate is at 2.22 per cent.

According to the ministry, the national active Covid caseload rose to 4,08,977 accounting for 1.34 per cent of the total caseload as an increase of 3,464 cases was recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload on Friday.

Also, 16,31,266 tests to detect Covid-19 were carried out on Friday, taking the total number of such tests conducted so far in the country to 45,45,70,811, while the daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.40 per cent. It has remained below 3 per cent for 33 days in a row.

The total number of Covid vaccine doses administered so far in the country has reached 42.78 crore.

India's Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7 last year, 30-lakh mark on August 23, 40-lakh mark on September 5, and 50-lakh mark on September 16.

It went past 60 lakh on September 28 last year, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20, and the one-crore mark on December 19.

India crossed the grim milestone of two crore Covid cases on May 4 this year and the three-crore mark on June 23.

(With PTI inputs)

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