An elderly couple waits for their turn as they sit outside a vaccination room, at Max Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi. File/Reuters
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India has reported on Thursday 43,509 new coronavirus cases with 640 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed.
The government said in a statement that the country's total caseload now stands at 31.53 million infections. The COVID-19 death toll rises to 422,662.
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On Tuesday, India had registered 29,689 new coronavirus cases, less than the 30,000-mark in 132 days, and 415 deaths.
India had registered 29,689 new coronavirus cases, less than the 30,000-mark in 132 days.
The total number of deaths has reached 4,22,662 as per the government data and the number of active cases once again crossed the 400,000-mark with 4,03,840 active cases.
According to the government statement, 38,465 people were discharged from hospitals and health centres in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cured to 30,701,612 till date as the virus continued to infect less than one lakh people over the last 51 days.
A total of 450,706,257 COVID vaccine doses have been administered in India so far, including 4,392,697 in the last 24 hours, according to the health ministry data.
The total number of samples tested so far has reached 462,629,773 as on July 28, including 1,728,795 samples tested on Wednesday.
A total of 29,639 patients recovered in a day, taking the cumulative tally of recovered patients to 33,150,886. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 97.93 per cent — the highest since March 2020, the Ministry data said.
The bulletin released by the Health and Family Welfare Ministry said the country's total caseload now stands at 31.81 million infections. The COVID-19 death toll rose to 426,290.
A record surge of 55,079 new cases in the past 24 hours took India’s coronavirus caseload past 1.6 million, as the government decided to lift a nighttime curfew that has been in force since late March.
The Ministry, on Saturday, on its official twitter account said, “In view of the announcement by the health authorities in the Federal Republic of Tanzania and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea of monitoring outbreaks of "Marburg" virus, and based on the Ministry's concern for the safety of the country's citizens, the Ministry advises to postpone travel to the Federal Republic of Tanzania and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea in this period.”
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