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India logs 43,654 new Covid-19 cases; 640 fatalities in last 24 hours

Hindustan Times logo Hindustan Times 28-07-2021 hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, Hindustan Times,New Delhi

India recorded 43,654 new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the last 24 hours, which pushed the nationwide tally to 31,484,605 while the death toll climbed to 4,22,022 with 640 daily fatalities, according to Union health ministry update on Wednesday.

School students get their temperature taken as part of safety protocol © Getty School students get their temperature taken as part of safety protocol

The active cases declined to 3,99,436 in the said time period, according to data released by the ministry at 8am. The national Covid-19 recovery rate improved to 1.27 per cent, it stated. The number of active cases fell by 1336.

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As many as 17,36,857 Covid-19 tests were conducted on Tuesday, taking the total number of tests conducted so far to 46,09,00,978.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,06,63,147, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.34 per cent, it said.

The total number of vaccine doses administered so far has reached 44.19 crore under the nationwide vaccination drive.

More than 2.28 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses are still available with states, Union Territories and private hospitals for inoculation, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday.

The Covid-19 vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to states and Union Territories for enabling better planning by them and streamlining the vaccine supply chain. The new phase of universalisation of vaccination commenced from June 21.

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