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Covid: India's fresh tally falls to 38,948; Kerala continues to add most cases

 By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi

PUBLISHED ON SEP 06, 2021 09:55 AM IST

At present, active cases comprise 1.23 per cent of the total infections registered so far at 3,30,27,621.

 

Coronavirus cases in the country witnessed a drop with 38,948 fresh infections reported on Monday taking the active caseload to 4,04,874.

 

This was a fall of about 4,000 cases from Sunday’s tally when 42,766 new infections were recorded. However, the daily positivity rate went up to 2.76 per cent from Sunday’s 2.45 per cent.

 

According to latest updates from the Union ministry of health and family welfare, 219 patients died from the viral disease and 43,903 people recovered during the same period, pushing the fatality and recovery tallies to 4,40,752 and 3,21,81,995, respectively.

 

At present, active cases comprise 1.23 per cent of the total cases registered so far at 3,30,27,621.

 

Of the fresh cases and deaths reported in India in the last 24 hours, Kerala contributed 26,701 infections and 74 fatalities.

 

Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said 14,10,649 were tested for the virus during the day, while a total of 53,14,68,867 samples have been tested across the country.

 

So far, 68,75,41,762 vaccine doses against the virus have been administered against the viral disease across the country under the nationwide inoculation drive launched earlier this year.

 

The government said more than 5.08 crore doses were still available with states and Union territories, while another 1.44 crore jabs were in pipeline.

 

(Source: https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/covid-india-s-fresh-tally-falls-to-38-948-kerala-continues-to-add-most-cases-101630902018898.html