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Coronavirus: India logs 36,401 new COVID-19 cases; recovery rate at 97.53%, highest since March

The active cases have fallen to 3,64,129 which constitutes 1.13% of the total cases. The number of active cases declined by 3,286.

Coronavirus India logs 36,401 new COVID-19 cases; recovery rate at 97.53%, highest since March-dnm
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New Delhi, First Published Aug 19, 2021, 10:51 AM IST
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India reported 36,401 new Covid-19 cases to push India's total caseload to 3,23,22,258, while 530 fatalities took the death toll to 4,33,049 in the last 24 hours, according to Health Ministry data.

The active cases have fallen to 3,64,129 which constitutes 1.13% of the total cases. The number of active cases declined by 3,286.

Meanwhile, 39,157 recoveries in the last 24 hours have taken the total recoveries to 3,15,25,080. The recovery rate stands at 97.53% which is the highest since March 2020.

Also read: COVID vaccine to be available for children by September; booster doses required to contain pandemic: ICMR-NIV

According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) data, with average daily testing of more than 17 lakhs in August, India has tested 50 crore samples across the country. India has achieved the milestone of the last ten crore tests in only 55 days.

Around 56 lakh vaccine doses have been administered in the past 24 hours, taking total doses administered to 56.6 crore under the national vaccination drive.

NOTE: Asianet News humbly requests everyone to wear masks, sanitize, maintain social distancing and get vaccinated as soon as eligible. Together we can and will break the chain #ANCares #IndiaFightsCorona 

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