Covid-19 India Updates: Nearly 39,000 New Infections; Active Cases At 4.3 Lakh

Students wait at a Covid-19 vaccination center set up in a school in New Delhi India. (Photographer: T. Narayan/Bloomberg)

Covid-19 India Updates: Nearly 39,000 New Infections; Active Cases At 4.3 Lakh

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India reports nearly 39,000 new cases of Covid-19, at a time states continue to reconcile pandemic-related data.

38,949 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 16. Recoveries during the same period were higher at over 40,000, taking the active caseload to 4.3 lakh.

Key Data

  • Total confirmed cases: 3,10,26,829

  • Total number of active cases: 4,30,422

  • Total patients cured/discharged/migrated: 3,01,83,876

  • Total deaths: 4,12,531

  • Number of fresh cases in last 24 hours: 38,949

  • Number of recoveries in a day: 40,026

  • Deaths recorded in a day: 542

  • Total vaccination shots administered: 39,53,43,767

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