Covid-19 India Updates: Daily Infection Rate Drops Below 40,000

A health worker prepares a dose of the Covishield vaccine at a Covid-19 vaccination center set up in a school in New Delhi. (Photographer: T. Narayan/Bloomberg)

Covid-19 India Updates: Daily Infection Rate Drops Below 40,000

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New cases of Covid-19 in India dropped below the 40,000-mark, at a time several states have started easing local restrictions.

More than 37,000 people tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, according to the health ministry's update as of 8 a.m on July 12. The country recorded nearly 40,000 recoveries during the same period, taking the active caseload marginally lower to 4.5 lakh.

724 people succumbed to the deadly disease in a day. The total pandemic death toll in the world's second most populous nation stood above 4 lakh.

Key Data

  • Total confirmed cases: 3,08,74,376

  • Total number of active cases: 4,50,899

  • Total patients cured/discharged/migrated: 3,00,14,713

  • Total deaths: 4,08,764

  • Number of fresh cases in last 24 hours: 37,154

  • Number of recoveries in a day: 39,649

  • Deaths recorded in a day: 724

  • Total vaccination shots administered: 37,73,52,501

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