India logs 38,353 Fresh COVID-19 Cases in last 24 hours


Guwahati: India today reported 38,353 fresh Covid cases, which is 36 per cent higher than 28,204 reported yesterday. The country also reported 497 deaths, taking the cumulative death count to 4,29,179.

With the new cases, the cumulative tally of India has reached 32,036,511. The number of active cases dipped to 386,351, the lowest in 140 days.

Of the people infected since the beginning of the pandemic, 31,220,981 patients have already recovered from Covid-19 and 855,543 recovered in the last 24 hours. The recovery rate has improved to 97.45 per cent.

As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, a total of 485,056,507 samples were tested up to August 10, of which, 1,777,962 samples were tested yesterday.

On Tuesday, the central government said that 37 districts across the country are showing a rising trend in the average daily new cases of Covid-19 over the last two weeks even as the corresponding nationwide figure is falling.