New Delhi: India on Thursday (July 27), recorded 42 fresh COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, while the number of active cases came down marginally to 1,452 from 1,469 the previous day, according to Union health ministry data. With the fresh cases, the country’s COVID-19 tally has climbed to 4,49,95,434. The death toll remained unchanged at 5,31,915, the data updated at 8 am stated.
The national recovery rate stands at 98.81 per cent, according to the health ministry website.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,44,61,067 and the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.18 per cent.
According to the ministry’s website, 220.67 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.
Mumbai on Wednesday reported six new COVID-19 cases, taking the overall tally to 11,64,033, while no fresh death linked to the infection was recorded in the metropolis, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.
The death toll remained unchanged at 19,775.
A day ago, the financial capital had registered three COVID-19 cases and zero fatality.
A BMC bulletin said 579 coronavirus tests were conducted in the city, taking their cumulative count to 1,89,11,743.
The number of recoveries rose to 11,44,233 after three patients recuperated from the respiratory illness in the last 24 hours, it said.
The metropolis is now left with 25 active COVID-19 cases, the bulletin said.
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