India Reports 38353 New Covid Cases In 24 Hours, Lowest Active Cases in 140 days, Says Union Health Ministry

India on Wednesday reported as many as 38,353 Covid-19 cases and 479 deaths in the last 24 hours, said the union health ministry.  While on Tuesday, India reported 28,204 new Covid cases and 373 deaths.  

The union health ministry added that India’s active caseload has climbed to 3,86,351-the lowest in 140 days. The Covid-19 active cases constitute 1.21% of the total cases.  

Along with these, the recovery rates have also been increased. According to the health ministry, the country has achieved its highest recovery rate on wednesday at 97.45%, the health ministry said. A total of 40,013 patients recovered in the last 24 hours.  

The weekly test positivity rate is under 5% and is currently at 2.34%. However, the daily positivity rate stands at 2.16%, less than 3% for 15 consecutive days.  

So far, T48.50 crore tests have been conducted. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, a total of 48,50,56,507 samples were tested up to August 9, of which, 17,77,962 samples were tested yesterday.  

As many as 429179   people have died of Covid-19b across the country, said the data from union health ministry.  

The cumulative number of COVID vaccine doses administered in the country so far has reached 51.90 crore. 

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