Coronavirus: India reports marginal dip in new COVID-19 cases; R-Value over 1
India reported 40,134 new cases of the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, a government statement said on Monday.
India reported 40,134 new Covid-19 cases and 422 deaths on Monday, as per data from the Union Health Ministry. The total number of coronavirus cases has reached 3,16,95,958 while the overall death toll stands at 4,24,773.
The active cases have climbed to 4,13,718, the data updated at 8 am showed. In the last 24 hours, active cases increased by 2,766. In Kerala, active cases have increased to 1.67 lakh.
As per a Health Ministry update on Monday morning 36,946 people recovered during this time. India's recovery rate now stands at 97.35%.
What is more concerning is that India’s ‘R’ count (reproduction number), a key indicator of how fast the Covid-19 virus is infecting people, has again gone over 1 for the first time since the decline of the second wave in the country. According to data from Michigan University’s Covid study group, India’s ‘R’ value has hit 1.01 as of July 30. According to experts, the ‘R’ value must stay below 1 for active cases to come down.
A total of 46,96,45,494 samples have been tested so far, of these, 14,28,984 samples were tested yesterday.
In the last 24 hours, 17,06,598 doses of Covid-19 vaccine were administered. So far, 47,22,23,639 doses of vaccine have been administered.
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