A medical worker takes care of a man at a hospital in New Delhi, India. AFP
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India has reported 43,654 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed.
The federal government said on Wednesday that the COVID-19 death toll rose by 640 in the last 24 hours, with the total reaching 422,022 and the country's total caseload now stands at 31.44 million infections.
On Tuesday, India recorded 29,689 new COVID-19 cases, less than the 30,000-mark in 132 days, and 415 deaths.
India tries to build immunity to protect its nearly 1.4 billion people.
According to the government statement, 41,678 people were discharged from hospitals and health centres in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cured to 30,663,147 till date as the virus continued to infect less than one lakh people over the last 50 days.
According to the health ministry data, a total of 446,156,659 COVID vaccine doses have been administered in India so far, including 4,002,358 in the last 24 hours.
The total number of samples tested so far has reached 460,900,978 as on July 27, including 1,736,857 samples tested on Tuesday.
Deaths rose by 350, taking the toll to 438,560, the ministry added. Out of the total fresh COVID infections reported on Tuesday, 19,622 were reported from Kerala — the highest among the states.
The country of 1.3 billion people added a record-high of 261,500 new cases on Sunday, with one-in-six people who underwent tests returning positive coronavirus results, the ministry said.
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