Covid-19 India Updates: Active Infections Drop To 4 Lakh

A health worker administers the Covishield Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination center set up at a school in Dharamshala. (Photographer: Sumit Dayal/Bloomberg)

Covid-19 India Updates: Active Infections Drop To 4 Lakh

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Active cases of Covid-19 in India dropped to 4 lakh even as the country's healthcare system copes with a new Delta-Plus variant of the virus.

Less than 40,000 people tested positive for the deadly pathogen in the last 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry’s update as of 8 a.m. on July 5. Recoveries remained marginally higher at 42,000, while 723 patients succumbed to the illness in the same period.

Key Data

  • Total confirmed cases: 3,05,85,229

  • Total number of active cases: 4,82,071

  • Total patients cured/discharged/migrated: 2,97,00,430

  • Total deaths: 4,02,728

  • Number of fresh cases in last 24 hours: 39,796

  • Number of recoveries in a day: 42,352

  • Deaths recorded in a day: 723

  • Total vaccination shots administered: 35,28,92,046

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