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COVID-19: India reports over 40,000 new cases for 5th day in a row

Sunday, 1 August 2021 (10:31 IST)
New Delhi: India recorded 41,831 new cases of COVID-19 during the past 24 hours pushing the case tally to 3,16,55,824, while the death toll mounted to 4,24,351 with 541 more fatalities, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday.

According to the Ministry, the active cases declined by 2,032, to stand at 4,10,952. It is now 1.30 per cent of the total caseload.

The past 24 hours saw 39,258 people recovering from the deadly virus, taking the total recovery count to 3,08,20,521, which is 97.36 per cent of the case tally. The fatality rate stood at 1.34 per cent.

Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that a total of 46,82,16,516 samples have been tested so far for coronavirus. Of this, 17,89,472 were tested on Saturday.

Till now, 47,02,98,596 people have been administered COVID-19 vaccines, with 60,15,842 being inoculated against the virus in the past 24 hours. (UNI)

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