Covid infections down by 6%

Kashmir Times. Dated: 8/1/2021 12:42:05 PM

KT NEWS SERVICE
NEW DELHI, Jul 31: India on Saturday reported 41,649 new Covid-19 infections, which is nearly 6% lower than Friday, even while the daily fatalities went up slightly to 593 and the active cases went up by 3265 for the third day in a row.

The country has been reporting higher number of the infections in seven of the past eight days. The nationwide tally of the infections has reached 3,16,13,993, though 3,07,81,363 of them recovered while 4,23,810 succumbed to the deadly virus and the active cases further went up to 4,08,920. The recovery rate currently is 97.37% whereas the active cases constitute 1.29% of the total cases.

The infections continue to overshoot the daily recoveries for the fourth day in a row. AS many as 37,291 patients recovered in the past 24 hours.

The total vaccination in the country went up to 46.15 crore, with 52.99 lakh inoculated in the last 24 hours. So far, 46.64% people have been tested for the Coronavirus, 17,76,315 if them in 24 hours.

Maharashtra continues to top in terms of 231 deaths in 24 hours, followed by 110 in Kerala and 66 in Odisha. Delhi recorded 3 deaths in 24 hours.

The daily positivity and weekly positivity rates remain below 5%, registering 2.34% and 2.42% respectively.

 

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