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India records 41,649 new Covid cases, 593 more deaths

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New Delhi, July 31

With a single-day rise of 41,649 new cases, India’s Covid tally climbed to 3,16,13,993 on Saturday, while the death toll due to the viral disease shot up to 4,23,810 with 593 more people succumbing to it, the Union health ministry said.

The number of active coronavirus cases in the country registered an increase for the fourth consecutive day, according to the ministry’s data updated at 8 am.

The number of active cases has gone up to 4,08,920, accounting for 1.29 per cent of the total number of cases, while the national Covid recovery rate was recorded at 97.37 per cent, the data showed.

An increase of 3,765 cases was recorded in the active Covid tally in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.34 per cent. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.42 per cent, according to the ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has gone up to 3,07,81,263, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.34 per cent, the data showed.

The cumulative number of Covid vaccine doses administered in the country so far has reached 46.15 crore.

The 593 fresh fatalities include 231 from Maharashtra and 116 from Kerala.

A total of 4,23,810 Covid deaths have been reported in the country so far, including 1,32,566 from Maharashtra, 36,525 from Karnataka, 34,050 from Tamil Nadu, 25,052 from Delhi, 22,756 from Uttar Pradesh, 18,128 from West Bengal and 16,292 from Punjab. PTI

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