Covid-19 India Updates: Over 45,000 Cases Reported For The First Time In 49 Days
India's daily Covid-19 infection rate continued to rise with over 45,000 fresh cases for the first time in 49 days.
46,164 people tested positive for the coronavirus in the last 24 hours according to the Health Ministry’s update as of 9 a.m. on Aug. 26.
Daily recoveries, at around 34,000, remained lower than fresh cases, taking the active case load to 3.33 lakh. They constitute 1.03% of India’s total Covid tally.
Of the fresh cases reported, Kerala accounted for over 31,000, the reason for which was cited as an 'Onam spike' by the state government. Onam was celebrated on August 21.
Key Coronavirus Data
Total confirmed cases: 3,25,16,980
Total number of active cases: 3,33,725
Total patients cured/discharged/migrated: 3,17,88,440
Total deaths: 4,36,365
Number of fresh cases in last 24 hours: 46,164
Number of recoveries in a day: 34,159
Deaths recorded in a day: 607
Total vaccine doses administered: 60,38,46,475
Doses administered in the last 24 hours: 80,40,407
The daily fatality rate also remained heightened, at above 600 for the second day in a row. The total death toll now stands at 4.36 lakh, the world's third worst.