Coronavirus: India reports 38,948 new COVID-19 cases; lowest fatalities reported in 167 days
India on Monday reported 38,948 new Covid cases and 219 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to Health Ministry data.
India reported 38,948 fresh Covid-19 cases and 219 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally of Covid-19 cases to 3,30,27,621, while the death toll climbed to 4,40,752, according to the Union Health Ministry data.
The active cases have declined to 4,04,874 comprising 1.23% of the total infections. Kerala logged 26,701 cases, of the total new infections recorded in the last 24 hours.
A total of 43,903 discharges in the last 24 hours has pushed total recoveries to 3.21 crore. While the national Covid-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.44%, the ministry said.
According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) data, 531,468,867 samples were tested for Covid-19 up to September 5. Of these, 1,410,649 samples were tested yesterday.
So far, 68.46 crore vaccine doses have been administered under the nationwide vaccination drive that commenced on January 16 this year.
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