Covid-19 India Updates: Fresh Cases Back At 35,000, Over 400 Deaths Recorded
India reported over 35,000 Covid-19 infections once again, as a projected third wave looms over the country.
35,178 people tested positive for the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally to 3.2 crore in the world’s second-most populous nation, according to the Health Ministry’s update on Aug. 18, 2021. However, daily infections have remained below the 40,000-mark for five days in a row.
Daily recoveries continued to eclipse new cases taking the active case load to 3.67 lakh. They now constitute 1.14% of total cases, which is the lowest since March 2020.
Key Coronavirus Data
Total confirmed cases: 3,22,86,397
Total number of active cases: 3,67,415
Total patients cured/discharged/migrated: 3,14,85,923
Total deaths: 4,32,519
Number of fresh cases in last 24 hours: 35,178
Number of recoveries in a day: 37,169
Deaths recorded in a day: 440
Total vaccine doses administered: 56,06,52,030
Doses administered in the last 24 hours: 55,05,075
The daily deaths reported stayed above the 400-mark, making India one of the world's worst hit countries with a total death toll of over 4.32 lakh.