Covid-19 India Updates: Daily Cases Breach 40,000-Mark Again, 490 Deaths Reported
India's daily Covid-19 infection rate spiked to over 40,000, as the country shores up its healthcare system for a projected, possibly smaller third wave.
Nearly 41,200 people tested positive for the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry's Aug. 12 update. This comes after fresh cases remained below the 40,000-mark for five days in a row.
Recoveries, at around 39,000, were also lower than fresh cases, taking the nation's active case load marginally higher to 3.87 lakh. Active cases constitute 1.21% of India's total Covid tally, the lowest since March 2020.
Key Coronavirus Data
Total confirmed cases: 3,20,77,706
Total number of active cases: 3,87,987
Total patients cured/discharged/migrated: 3,12,60,050
Total deaths: 4,29,669
Number of fresh cases in last 24 hours: 41,195
Number of recoveries in a day: 39,069
Deaths recorded in a day: 490
Total vaccine doses administered: 52,36,71,019
Doses administered in the last 24 hours: 44,19,627
As many as 490 people succumbed to the deadly pathogen in the same period, taking India's total death toll above 4.29 lakh.