Covid-19 India Updates: Active Cases Near The 4-Lakh Mark, Highest Since Aug. 9

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Covid-19 India Updates: Active Cases Near The 4-Lakh Mark, Highest Since Aug. 9

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Fresh cases of Covid-19 in India continued to spike as an imminent third wave threatens to overwhelm the country's healthcare infrastructure.

As many as 45,352 people tested positive for the coronavirus in the last 24 hours according to the Health Ministry’s update as of 9 a.m. on Sept. 3.

Daily recoveries, at around 35,000, failed to overtake fresh cases for the third day in a row. India's active case load is inching back towards the 4-lakh-mark, the highest since Aug. 9.

Key Coronavirus Data

  • Total confirmed cases: 3,29,03,289

  • Total number of active cases: 3,99,778

  • Total patients cured/discharged/migrated: 3,20,63,616

  • Total deaths: 4,39,895

  • Number of fresh cases in last 24 hours: 45,352

  • Number of recoveries in a day: 34,791

  • Deaths recorded in a day: 366

  • Total vaccine doses administered: 67,09,59,968

  • Doses administered in the last 24 hours: 74,84,333

However, the country's weekly positivity rate, at 2.66%, has remained below 3% for 70 days.

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