New Delhi: India logged 33 fresh coronavirus infections in a day while the active cases were recorded at 1,436, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday (August 16). The death toll has increased to 5,31,924 with two deaths, one each reported from Kerala and Uttar Pradesh, the data updated at 8 am stated.
The country’s COVID-19 case tally is 4.49 crore (4,49,96,426). The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has increased to 4,44,63,066 and the national recovery rate stands at 98.81 per cent, according to the health ministry’s website.
The case fatality rate stands at 1.18 per cent. According to the ministry’s website, 220.67 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far.
Goa has not recorded any new active COVID-19 case, the state that has witnessed 4,014 deaths due to coronavirus so far. One patient who was found positive for COVID-19 recovered, leaving the coastal state with no active cases, the department said in a bulletin.
Health authorities checked 206 new samples on Wednesday and all came negative. State nodal officer for COVID-19 Dr Prashant Suryavanshi said it is a good sign that there are no active cases in the state. He said,
The bigger challenge is to retain this ‘nil cases’ position for a longer period.
Dr. Suryavanshi said that in the past too, there were instances where the state had zero active cases but it remained only for a day, as new infections were detected the next day.
As per the health department, the total number of COVID-19 infections reported in Goa to date is 2,63,334. The state has tested 22.19 lakh samples so far, while 2.59 lakh people have recovered from the viral disease, the bulletin added.
Mumbai reported four new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the overall tally to 11,64,155, while no fresh death linked to the infection was registered in the metropolis, said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
According to a BMC bulletin, the death toll remained unchanged at 19,776. As many as 133 coronavirus tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, taking their cumulative count to 1,89,19,977, said the bulletin.
The number of recoveries rose to 11,44,322 after 10 more patients recuperated from the respiratory illness during the day, it said. The city is now left with 47 active COVID-19 cases.
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