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India reports 43,393 COVID-19 cases, 911 deaths in a day


The health ministry on Friday informed that 43,393 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case tally past 3.07 crore.

The ministry also informed that over 36.89 crore COVID-19 jabs have been administered so far. Of it, over 40.23 lakh people were vaccinated on Thursday.

India has already surpassed Brazil in terms of cases. It is now the second-worst hit nation due to the coronavirus pandemic after the US.

Over 4.05 lakh deaths due to COVID-19

Also, 911 COVID-19 related deaths were reported by the ministry during this period. The addition of the fresh fatalities has taken India’s death toll due to the deadly virus to 4,05,939.

Previously, the death toll had touched 4,529-mark on May 19.

Over 2.98 crore patients recovered

Of the over 3.07 crore coronavirus cases reported so far, over 4.58 lakh are active cases of the virus. It is 1.49 per cent of the total caseload. Over 2.98 crore cases have recovered from the viral infection so far.

Thus, the country’s recovery rate stands at 97.19 per cent. The recovery rate had marginally dipped for the first time on August 27, 2020, because of the surge in active cases. It again dropped marginally on September 7, 10 and 11, and on November 25, 26 and 27 due to a surge in cases. It also dipped on February 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28 and is dipping throughout the month of March, April and May. However, the recovery rate has again started improving from May 10 onwards.

Over 42.70 crore samples tested

So far, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), over 42.70 crore samples for COVID-19 have been tested in the country. Of the total samples tested, 22.17 lakh samples were tested on May 25. Notably, it is the highest number of samples tested in a day. The second-highest number of over 21.59 lakh samples was tested on June 2. Over 17.90 lakh samples were tested on July 7.

911 deaths in a day

Of the 911 deaths reported in a day, 439 deaths are from Maharashtra, 57 from Tamil Nadu and 62 from Karnataka. Twenty-seven deaths have been reported from Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh reported 10 deaths and West Bengal reported 17 deaths. Gujarat reported no death and Madhya Pradesh reported four deaths. Delhi reported three deaths. Punjab reported 16 deaths.

Fifty-seven deaths have been registered from Odisha, Rajasthan reported no death and Bihar reported two deaths. Four deaths have been reported from Jammu and Kashmir and Telangana reported four deaths.

Twenty-one fatalities have been reported from Assam. Uttarakhand reported no death while Jharkhand reported one death. Puducherry reported two deaths and 142 deaths have been registered in Kerala.


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