COVID-19 deaths, infections in India increase again
Published: 12:28 PM, 7 July 2021 Updated: 01:51 PM, 7 July 2021
Daily coronavirus infection and the death toll have risen again in India. The country logged 43,733 new cases and 930 fresh fatalities in the last 24 hours.
According to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday, India added 43,733 new cases of coronavirus taking the total tally to 3,06,63,665, while the active cases further declined to 4,59,920.
Meanwhile, the death toll climbed to 4,04,211 with 930 daily fatalities.
The active cases have further declined to, 4,59,920 and comprise 1.50 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 97.18 percent, the data updated at 8:00 am showed.
Also, 19,07,216 tests were conducted on Tuesday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 42,33,32,097.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.29 percent. It has been less than three percent for 16 consecutive days, the ministry said, adding the weekly positivity rate has declined to 2.39 percent.
Recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for the 55th consecutive day. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,97,99,534, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.32 percent, the data stated
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.