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India Logged 25,072 Fresh Covid-19 Cases, Lowest in 160 Days

Total Covid Tally in the country currently

Tuesday, 24th August 2021

India recorded 25,072 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours taking the cumulative figures in the country to 32,449,306. This was the nation’s lowest single day count in the last 160 days as per data released by the Union Health Ministry on Monday at 10am.

With the number of single day deaths due to Covid-19 going up by 389 in one day, the total number of fatalities rose to 43,4756 in the country.

The total number of active cases currently stands at 3,33,924 which accounts for 1.03 per cent of the total number of cases.

The recovery rate in India is now at 97.63 per cent, which is the highest in the country since March last year. With 44,157 patients getting discharged from hospitals having recovered from the infection, the total number of recoveries have touched 3,16,80,626.

The Indian Council of Medical Research has stated that the country’s testing capacity has been considerably ramped up. There were 50,75,51,399 samples tested up to August 22 out of which 12,95,160 were tested only yesterday.

As far as vaccinations are concerned, over 58.25 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

According to the Health Ministry, the daily positivity rate now stands at 1.94 per cent and has been less than 3 per cent for 28 days in a row now. Moreover, the weekly positivity rate stands at 1.91 per cent and this also has shown significant improvement having been below 3 per cent for the last 59 days.

It is worth a mention here that India's COVID-19 tally had surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19, 2020, two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23.

In the meantime, a panel of experts under the Home Ministry has cautioned the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) of an impending threat of a potential third wave of the pandemic. It is also likely that this could peak around the middle of October.

The committee of experts that is constituted under the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) is also of the opinion that the next wave of Covid-19 in all likelihood will affect children who may also be susceptible to similar risks as elders.

The News Talkie Bureau


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