New Delhi: India on Wednesday recorded 42,015 fresh cases of coronavirus infections, taking the overall tally past 31,216,337, the data from the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare showed. The country also recorded 3,998 new fatalities in the last 24 hours, highest since June 12, the data showed. A total of 418,480 people have succumbed to the infectious disease from the start of the pandemic, the government data shows.
Nearly 37,000 recoveries were reported yesterday, as per the Union Health Ministry. The daily positivity rate at 2.27 per cent, less than 3 per cent for 30 consecutive days.
Of the 3,998 deaths reported in one day, Maharashtra accounted for more than 3,650 in another data cleaning exercise that added previously uncounted deaths.489 new deaths were reported from the rest the country taking the total tally to 3,998.
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Active Covid cases have declined to 4.07 lakh in India as infections rates slowed down across the country. Active cases constitute 1.30 per cent of total infections. The recovery rate has increased to 97.36 per cent. The daily positivity rate is at 2.27 per cent. As many as 41,54,72,455 have been vaccinated so far.
Up to two-thirds of the Indian population above the age of six have already been infected with the coronavirus, the latest nationwide serological survey conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has found.
A fully vaccinated doctor in Assam's Dibrugarh district has been found to be simultaneously infected with two different COVID-19 variants of concern -- Alpha and Delta.
According to Dr BJ Borkakoti, Senior Scientist, Regional Medical Research Centre, Dibrugarh, the double infection will be similar to any other mono-infection. "A doctor was found to be infected simultaneously with both the variants - Alpha and Delta. It will be similar to any other mono-infection of the virus, nothing to worry that the dual infection will cause the severe disease, it is not like that," Dr Borkakoti said.
Over 34 lakh vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours. The total doses administered in the country has exceeded 41.54 crore so far, the health ministry said.
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