New Delhi: India registered 36 fresh coronavirus infections in a day while active cases were recorded at 1,474, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday (July 31). The death toll has been recorded at 5,31,917, the data updated at 8 am stated. The tally of Covid cases recorded in the country so far was at 4.49 crore.
The national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 98.81 per cent, according to the health ministry website.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,44,62,274 while the case fatality rate was recorded 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 under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive.
West Bengal has registered two fresh COVID-19 deaths, the third mortality caused by the virus this year, a health official said on Tuesday. The fresh deaths were reported in Burdwan Medical College and Hospital.
A 60-year-old man suffering from kidney-related problems died on Sunday evening. Another 61-year-old man, who was admitted to the hospital with some other illness, died on Monday. Both had comorbidities and COVID-19 had complicated their condition, a doctor at the hospital told PTI over the phone.
He said at present, 14 COVID patients are undergoing treatment in the hospital.
Burdwan Medical College and Hospital Principal Professor (Dr.) Kaustav Nayek said the situation is under control.
There is nothing to worry about. We have ready with ventilators and adequate oxygen supply, he said.
The last COVID death was reported in West Bengal in March when a 72-year-old man from Nadia district died at the state-run Infectious Diseases & Beliaghata General (IDBG) Hospital in Kolkata.
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