India records 38,667 new COVID-19 cases, lower than yesterday
- According to the data, total recoveries stand at 31,338,088
- The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.05%
- Earlier, India's COVID-19 caseload crossed the 20 lakh mark on August 7 last year
India, on Friday, recorded 38,667 coronavirus infections, taking the tally of COVID-19 cases to 32,156,493, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday showed. The active caseload is currently 387,673. An increase of 2,446 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours, it showed.
Meanwhile, 478 fatalities pushed the death toll to 430,732. The ministry said the country has now reported less than 50,000 daily new cases for 48 consecutive days.
According to the data, total recoveries stand at 31,338,088. Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate remained below 5% and currently stands at 2.05%. Cumulatively, 53.61 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered till Saturday.
Total samples tested up to August 13, 2021, are 491,700,577 and samples tested on August 13, 2021, are 2,229,798.
Active cases constitute 1.21% of total cases and the recovery rate is currently at 97.45%. A total of 31,338,088 recoveries across the country were reported so far.
In the last 24 hours, 35,743 patients recovered.
The daily positivity rate stands at 1.73%, less than 3% for last 19 days.
Earlier, India's COVID-19 caseload crossed the 20 lakh mark on August 7 last year, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16.
It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one crore mark on December 19. India crossed the milestone of 2 crore on May 4 and 3 crore on June 23 this year.
India's caseload of over 3.19 crore cases is the second-highest in the world, behind only the United States' more than 3.63 crore confirmed infections. The country's death toll of over 4.29 lakh is the third-highest in the world, behind only the US (more than 6.19 lakh) and Brazil (more than 5.65 lakh).
As the new COVID-19 cases fluctuate on a daily basis, the threat of the Delta Plus Variant plus looms. It is a mutated version of the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus. The Delta variant, which was responsible for the deadly second wave of COVID in India, is currently raging through the US, Europe and some southeast Asian countries.