Covid-19 India Updates: Over 44,000 New Cases, 464 Deaths Reported In A Day
Daily Covid-19 infection rate in India continued to rise in signs of the third wave hitting the world's second-most populous nation.
More than 44,000 people tested positive for the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry's Aug. 6 update. This marks the third straight day where daily cases have remained above the 42,000 mark.
India's active case load also marginally rose to 4.14 lakh.
Key Coronavirus Data
Total confirmed cases: 3,18,56,757
Total number of active cases: 4,14,159
Total patients cured/discharged/migrated: 3,10,15,844
Total deaths: 4,26,754
Number of fresh cases in last 24 hours: 44,643
Number of recoveries in a day: 41,096
Deaths recorded in a day: 464
Total vaccine doses administered: 49,53,27,595
Doses administered in the last 24 hours: 57,97,808
As many as 464 fatalities were also reported in the same period, taking India's total death toll to 4.26 lakh, only behind the U.S. and Brazil.