Covid-19 India Updates: Fresh Cases Back At 35,000, Over 400 Deaths Recorded

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Covid-19 India Updates: Fresh Cases Back At 35,000, Over 400 Deaths Recorded

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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.

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