India records 40,120 new covid-19 cases, 585 deaths


Guwahati: India recorded 40,120 new covid-19 infections in the 24 hours ending 8 am Friday, taking the country’s tally to over 3.21 crore.

Out of the new cases, active cases have come down to 3.85 lakh while recoveries have risen to 3.13 crore.

The country recorded 585 deaths, the total toll now exceeds 4.3 lakh.

As many as 40,120 new coronavirus cases were registered in the 24-hour period, taking the cumulative infections to 3,21,17,826. With 585 new deaths, the death toll due to COVID-19 mounted to 4,30,254.

As per the ministry, India has also achieved the highest ever recovery rate, presently at 97.46 per cent. The daily positivity rate is at 2.04 per cent also remains less than 3 per cent for the last 19 days.

Under Nationwide Vaccination Drive, 52,95,82,956 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered so far, while 57,31,574 doses were administered in the last 24 hours.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 48,94,70,779 samples have been tested for COVID19, up to August 12, 2021, of which, 19,70,495 samples were tested yesterday.