The country registered marginally higher cases on Sunday than Saturday's caseload of 41,649.
Gulf Today Report
India on Sunday reported 41,831 new coronavirus cases with 541 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed.
The country registered marginally higher cases on Sunday than Saturday's caseload of 41,649. However, India is registering less than 50,000 daily new cases for the last 35 days.
With 541 more coronavirus fatalities, India's cumulative death toll from COVID-19 now stands at 424,351.
The country’s recovery rate is 97.36 per cent. However, the active cases constitute 1.30 per cent of the total cases and the active caseload has crossed 400,000-mark again and currently stands at 410,952.
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The weekly positivity rate remains below 5 per cent and is currently at 2.42 per cent. The daily positivity rate continues to remain below 5 per cent for the last 35 days and currently stands at 2.34 per cent.
The government has advised the states to restrict the gatherings in the districts, which are reporting over 10 per cent positivity rate.
A total of 39,258 patients were discharged from hospitals and health centers in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cured to 30,820,521 to date as the virus continued to infect less than 100,000 people over the last 53 days, according to the government data.
The Health Ministry data said that a total of 60,15,842 coronavirus vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hrs. With this, the number of vaccinated people with at least one jab has gone up to 470,298,596 in the country.
The health ministry data showed that India's total cases now stand at 31.4 million, making it the second-most affected country after the United States. The country now has 411,189 active cases and has witnessed a total of 420,967 deaths so far.
India's daily COVID-19 cases retreated from record levels on Tuesday, but stayed above the 200,000 mark for a sixth straight day, with cases increasing by 259,170 over the last 24 hours.
Experts remain unsure when numbers will peak and concern is growing about the transmissibility of the variant that is driving infections in India and spreading worldwide.
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