India records over 35 k new Covid cases

Odisha records 719 new covid cases; Active cases declining

Delhi: August 18: India has reported 35,178 daily new cases in the last 24 hours whereas 37,169 patients have recovered in the same time period.

Out of the people infected since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,14,85,923 people have already recovered from COVID-19.

India’s recovery rate stands at 97.52%, this is highest since March 2020.

440 people succumbed to the disease in last 24 hours and the total death toll in the country rose to 423 519. The case fatality rate remains at 1.34 per cent.

India’s Active Caseload at 3,67,415 is lowest in 148 days.  Active cases now constitute only 1.14% of the country’s total Positive Cases which is lowest since March 2020.

With substantially ramped up testing capacity across the country, a total of 17,97,559 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours in the country.

Cumulatively, India has conducted over 49.84 crore (49,84,27,083) tests so far.

While on one side testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, Weekly Positivity Rate at 1.95% remains less than 3% for last 54 days now.

The Daily Positivity rate also stands at 1.96%. Daily Positivity rate has remained below 3% for last 23 days and below 5% for 72 consecutive days now.


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