Here are the top 10 updates on coronavirus in India:
An increase of 2,095 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours, taking he cumulative figure to 4,32,041. The active cases comprise 1.39 per cent of the total infections.
The national COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 97.28 per cent. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,01,43,850, while the case fatality rate has increased to 1.39 per cent, the data stated.
Maharashtra, which has the highest number of cases in the country, added 8,602 cases over a 24-hour period. The fresh cases took the number of infections to over 61.81 lakh and 170 deaths took the cumulative death count to 1,26,390.
Kerala with 15,637 cases leads the states in most number of Covid cases in a day. It is followed by Maharashtra (8,602), Tamil Nadu (2,458) and Karnataka (1,990).
Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state, added 83 fresh cases and no deaths over a 24-hour period. Neighbouring Delhi added 77 new cases and 1 death. Rajasthan reported 37 fresh cases and 2 deaths.
Assam leads the northeastern states with 2,046 fresh cases and 22 deaths over a single day. It is followed by Manipur with 1,104 cases and 17 deaths.
The daily positivity rate - number of positive cases identified per hundred - stands at 2.15 per cent, less than 3 per cent for 24 consecutive days.
Amid concern over an increase in the 'R' factor, or reproduction rate, of the coronavirus in some states and Union Territories, the Home Ministry has issued an advisory urging governments to ensure members of the public follow COVID-19 protocols. 'R' factor above 1.0 is an indicator of (high) spread of COVID-19.
Sub-lineages of Delta variant -- AY.1, which is commonly known as the Delta Plus, and AY.2 -- are unlikely to be more transmissible than the parent, said INSACOG, a consortium of government panel involved in genome sequencing of coronavirus.
At a meeting with his council of ministers ahead of the monsoon session of Parliament, PM Modi discussed preparations being made for a possible third wave - especially the steps being taken by the government to increase oxygen supply after the devastating experience of shortage during the second wave.