Coronavirus: India logs 43,509 new COVID-19 cases, over 38,000 recoveries in 24 hours
The total active cases of Covid in India have now mounted to 4,03,840, the data showed.
India recorded 43,509 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 634 deaths in the past 24 hours. The country's overall case load now stands at 3.14 crore, while total fatalities are at 4.22 lakh, according to the health ministry.
According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Thursday, the country saw a total of 38,465 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery rate at around 97.38%.
The active cases in the country rise again and are now above the 4 lakh-mark. In Kerala, there are 1.5 lakh active cases.
India's test positivity rate (positive cases identified for every 100 tests) continues to remain below the 5 per cent-mark at 2.38%.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 46,26,29,773 samples have been tested up to July 28 for Covid-19. Of these 17,28,795 samples were tested on Wednesday.
The Centre, meanwhile, has asked all the states and Union Territories to conduct more serosurveys in consultation with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to generate district-level data on disease prevalence. The Health Ministry said this was essential in formulating localised public health response measures.
Over 43,92,697 vaccine doses have been administered in the last 24 hours, while 45 crore vaccine doses have been administered in the country so far, the health ministry said. More than 39 Lakh vaccine doses were administered on Wednesday, it said.
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