New Delhi: India has recorded a single-day rise of 56 new COVID-19 infections and the count of active cases now stands at 1,453, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday (August 23). According to the data updated at 8 am, the death toll due to the disease has increased to 5,31,910 with two fatalities being recorded – one in Maharashtra and another reconciled by Kerala.
The tally of coronavirus cases now stands at 4.49 crore (4,49,94,407). The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.81 per cent, according to the health ministry website.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has surged to 4,44,61,044, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.18 per cent.
According to the ministry’s website, 220.66 crore vaccine doses have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive.
Mumbai reported 14 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday (August 22), taking the overall tally to 11,64,222, while no fresh death linked to the infection was recorded in the metropolis, said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). For the fourth time since last Wednesday (August 16), the city has witnessed more than 10 cases in a day. On August 17, the city reported 16 cases, while 12 infections each was logged on August 19 and August 20.
According to a BMC bulletin, the death toll remained unchanged at 19,776.
The bulletin said 281 new tests were conducted in the city, pushing their cumulative count to 1,89,21,714.
The number of recoveries increased to 11,44,375 after ten more patients recuperated from the disease in the last 24 hours, it said.
The financial capital is now left with 71 active COVID-19 cases. The coronavirus recovery rate of Mumbai was 98.3 per cent, while the growth rate of cases between August 15 and August 21 stood at 0.0008 per cent, said the bulletin.
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