Covid-19 India Updates: Over 40,000 New Cases, 585 Deaths Recorded
India's daily Covid-19 infection rate remained above the 40,000-mark, as the threat of a projected third wave looms over the country.
40,120 people tested positive for the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry's Aug. 13 update. Around 42,000 patients recovered during the same period, taking the nation's active case load marginally lower to 3.85 lakh.
Active cases constitute 1.20% of India's total Covid tally, the lowest since March 2020. The current recovery rate of 97.46% is the highest ever, the Health Ministry added.
Key Coronavirus Data
Total confirmed cases: 3,21,17,826
Total number of active cases: 3,85,227
Total patients cured/discharged/migrated: 3,13,02,345
Total deaths: 4,30,254
Number of fresh cases in last 24 hours: 40,120
Number of recoveries in a day: 42,295
Deaths recorded in a day: 585
Total vaccine doses administered: 52,95,82,956
Doses administered in the last 24 hours: 57,31,574
The daily fatality rate, however, remained elevated at 585. India's total death toll stood above 4.3 lakh.