Covid-19 India Updates: Active Infections Drop To 5 Lakh; Total Death Toll Tops 4 Lakh

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Covid-19 India Updates: Active Infections Drop To 5 Lakh; Total Death Toll Tops 4 Lakh

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Active Covid-19 infections in India dropped to 5 lakh even as the country's total death toll topped 4 lakh.

46,600 people tested positive for the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry’s update as of 8 a.m. on July 2. More than 59,000 patients recovered in the same period, helping the country bring down its active caseload.

853 people succumbed to the deadly pathogen in a day, taking India's total Covid-19 death toll above 4 lakh.

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  • Total confirmed cases: 3,04,58,251

  • Total number of active cases: 5,09,637

  • Total patients cured/discharged/migrated: 2,95,48,302

  • Total deaths: 4,00,312

  • Number of fresh cases in last 24 hours: 46,617

  • One-day recoveries: 59,384

  • One-day deaths: 853

  • Total vaccination shots administered: 34,00,76,232

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