Covid-19 India Updates: Over 42,000 New Cases Reported For Second Straight Day
Fresh cases of Covid-19 in India continued to increase as the world's second most populous nation prepares for an imminent third wave.
Nearly 43,000 people tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry's update on Aug. 5. This is the second straight day that daily infections have remained above 42,000.
The active case load also inched up to 4.11 lakh, despite a marginal rise in recoveries.
Key Coronavirus Data
Total confirmed cases: 3,18,12,114
Total number of active cases: 4,11,076
Total patients cured/discharged/migrated: 3,09,74,748
Total deaths: 4,26,290
Number of fresh cases in last 24 hours: 42,982
Number of recoveries in a day: 41,726
Deaths recorded in a day: 533
Total vaccine doses administered: 48,93,42,295
Doses administered in the last 24 hours: 37,55,115
533 patients succumbed to the deadly pathogen in the last 24 hours, taking India's total death toll to 4.26 lakh, one of the world's worst.