New Delhi: India saw a single-day rise of 61 new coronavirus infections while the active cases were recorded at 1,522, according to Union health ministry data updated on Wednesday (August 30). The death toll was recorded at 5,31,929, the data updated at 8 am showed. The country’s Covid case tally is 4.49 crore. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has increased to 4,44,63,666, 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 vaccines have been administered in the country so far.
Mumbai reported 22 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday (August 29), taking the overall tally to 11,64,314, while no fresh death linked to the infection was registered in the metropolis, said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). The death toll remained unchanged at 19,776, said a BMC bulletin.
A day before, the city had reported six new cases of the respiratory illness. As per the bulletin, 309 new tests were conducted in the financial capital, pushing up their cumulative count to 1,89,23,501.
The number of recoveries rose to 11,44,446 after 14 more patients recuperated from the disease in the last 24 hours, it said. The city is now left with 92 active COVID-19 cases, the civic body said.
The coronavirus recovery rate in Mumbai was 98.3 per cent, while the growth rate of cases between August 22 and 28 stood at 0.0009 per cent, said the bulletin.
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