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India reports 39,097 Covid-19 cases, 546 deaths on Friday

There are 4,08,977 active cases, accounting for 1.31 per cent of the total cases.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: July 24, 2021 1:08:13 pm
India reports 39,097 Covid-19 cases, 546 deathsA health worker collects a swab sample for Covid-19 testing in New Delhi. (Express File Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

India detected 39,097 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, according to data released by the Union Health Ministry. Kerala reported 17,518 new cases, the highest since June 3, while Maharashtra registered 6,753. The country counted 546 deaths on the same day.

The total number of coronavirus cases has reached 3,13,32,159, while the death toll has touched 4,20,016.

There are 4,08,977 active cases, accounting for 1.31 per cent of the total cases. Of these, 1.35 lakh active cases are in Kerala.

As many as 3,05,03,166 people have recovered from the disease. 

The health ministry said the total number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country stands at 42,78,82,261.

The recovery rate in the country has touched 97.35 per cent and the weekly positivity rate remains below 5 per cent, currently at 2.22 per cent. Daily positivity rate has been less than 3 per cent for 33 consecutive days, at 2.40 per cent. A total of 45.45 crore tests have been conducted so far, the ministry said.

Over 2.98 crore unutilised vaccine doses still available with states, private hospitals: Government

The Union Health Ministry Saturday said over 2.98 crore balance and unutilized Covid-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states, Union Territories and private hospitals,. Over 44.53 crore vaccine doses have been provided to states and UTs so far through all sources and a further 85,58,360 doses are in the pipeline, it added. Of this, the total consumption including wastage is 41,55,50,543 doses.

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