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India reports 42,766 COVID-19 cases, over 1,200 deaths in last 24 hours

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Corona Update: India reports 42,766 COVID-19 cases, over 1,200 deaths in last 24 hours

With 1,206 more people losing their lives due to Covid in past 24 hours, the death toll has climbed to 40,7145.Of the 1,206 fatalities, Maharashtra reported the highest number of deaths (738), followed by Kerala (130) and Karantaka (68).

After witnessing a slight dip for two days, the daily new cases are again hovering above 40,000 mark. On July 6, the country reported 34,703 new Covid cases, the lowest in 111 days.

The recovery rate has further increased to 92.70%. In the last 24 hours, as many as 45, 254 patients were discharged. The active caseload has declined to 4,55,033, constituting merely 1.48% of total infections, according to health ministry.

Daily positivity rate stands at 2.19%, which is less than 3% for 19 consecutive days. On the other hand, the weekly positive rate is at 2.34%. A total of 19,55,225 samples were tested yesterday for detection of Covid-19. So far, the country has tested over 42.90 crore samples, as per Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The country is continuing its fight against Covid and has administered over 37.21 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses so far under its nationwide program. Of this, 30,55,802 doses were administered yesterday.

News Source : TOI

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