New Delhi: India has logged 41 fresh coronavirus cases, pushing the tally to 4.49 crore, while the active cases were recorded at 1,467, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday (July 31). The death toll stood at 5,31,917, according to data updated at 8 am by the ministry. The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.81 per cent, the ministry’s website said.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,44,62,245, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.18 per cent. So far, the country has recorded a total of 4.49 crore (4,49,95,629) Covid cases. According to the ministry’s website, a total of 220.67 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.
In the meantime, Mumbai Friday reported fivenewCOVID-19cases, taking the overall tally to 11,64,040, while no freshdeath linked to the infection was registered in the metropolis, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. Thedeath toll remained unchanged at 19,775. A day before, the city had reported twoCOVID-19casesandzerofatality.
A BMC bulletin said 601 tests were conducted in the city in the last 24 hours, taking their cumulative count to 1,89,14,445. According to the bulletin, the number of recoveries rose to 11,44,242 after four patients recuperated from the respiratory illness during the day. The city is now left with 23 activeCOVID-19cases, it added.
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