COVID-19: India records 48,786 new cases, has recovery rate of 96.97%

On Wednesday in Yadgir (Karnataka), a healthcare worker administers the COVID-19 vaccine to a beneficiary.


According to data released on Thursday by the Union Health Ministry, India had a single-day increase of 48,786 coronavirus infections, bringing the overall number of COVID-19 cases to 3,04,11,634, while the national recovery rate improved to 96.97 percent. With 1,005 more deaths, the COVID-19 death toll now stands at 3,99,459 people.

According to data released at 7 a.m., the Nationwide Vaccination Drive has resulted in the administration of 33.57 crore vaccine doses.

The number of active cases has dropped to 5,23,257, accounting for 1.72 percent including all infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has risen to 96.97 percent.

The number of existing cases has dropped to 5,23,257, accounting for 1.72 percent of all infections, while the COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 96.97 percent nationwide.

On Wednesday, a total of 19,21,450 tests were done, bringing the number of COVID-19 tests completed in the country to 41,20,21,494.

The daily positivity rate was found to be 2.54%. According to the ministry, it has been less than 5% for 24 days in a row, and the weekly positive rate has dropped to 2.64 percent.

For the 49th day in a row, recoveries have outnumbered daily new cases. According to the data, the number of persons who have recovered from the sickness has increased to 2,94,88,918, with a case fatality rate of 1.31 percent.

On August 7, India’s COVID-19 tally surpassed 20 lakh, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, and 50 lakh on September 16. It exceeded the 60 lakh level on September 28, the 70 lakh mark on October 11, the 80 lakh mark on October 29, the 90 lakh mark on November 20, and the one-crore mark on December 19. On May 4, India surpassed the two-crore mark, and on June 23, it passed the three-crore mark.