India reports 39,742 New Covid Infections, 535 Fatalities


GUWAHATI: India reported 39,742 new coronavirus cases and 535 fatalities during the last 24 hours. With the latest addition, the country’s cumulative Covid-19 caseload rose to 3,13,71,901, while the death toll surged to 4,20,551.

According to the Union Health Ministry data updated at 8 am today, the national daily Covid positivity rate, which has remained under three per cent for the last 34 consecutive days, was recorded at 2.31 per cent. Further, the weekly positivity rate stands at 2.24 per cent.

According to the ministry, the active cases comprise 1.30 per cent of the total infections and the active caseload currently stands at 4,08,212. Meanwhile, the national recovery rate has been recorded at 97.36 per cent. A decline of 765 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.