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India on Tuesday recorded 29,689 new coronavirus cases and 415 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed, the lowest daily rise since March 17.
The health ministry said India's total of 31.44 million infections now ranks second only to the United States.
After 124 days, the country now has 308,100 active cases which is less than 400,000.
A woman infected with the coronavirus awaits treatment.
On March 14, India recorded 26,291 and on March 1,628,903 new cases.
The total number of deaths has reached 421,382 as per the government data.
According to the government, 42,363 people were discharged from hospitals and health centres in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cured to 30,621,469 till date as the virus continued to infect less than one lakh people over the last 49 days.
A cremation of a Covid victim under way. The new strain of the virus led to infections rising more than 400,000 daily.
According to the health ministry data, a total of 441,912,395 COVID vaccine doses have been administered in India so far, including 6,603,112 in the last 24 hours.
The total number of samples tested so far has reached 459,164,121 as on July 26, including 1,720,110 samples tested on Monday.
Firefighters and 15 fire engines contained the fire to the intensive care unit at Shrey Hospital and it was extinguished in half an hour, fire officer Yusuf Khan said.
The United States now advises against travelling to India, even for those fully vaccinated, while Britain has added India to its "red list". Hong Kong and New Zealand have banned flights.
In its report Tuesday, the Health Ministry also listed 488 new fatalities from COVID-19 in the previous 24 hours, raising the overall death toll to 119,502.
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