Coronavirus Highlights: India Reports 33,376 New Cases, 4.5% Lower Than Yesterday

Coronavirus Highlights: Active cases constitute 1.18 per cent of total cases, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate stands 97.49 per cent per cent, the Union Health Ministry said. The daily positivity rate now stands at 2.10 per cent.

Coronavirus Highlights: India Reports 33,376 New Cases, 4.5% Lower Than Yesterday

Coronavirus Cases in India: PM Modi on Friday chaired a high-level meeting on the Covid situation. (File)

New Delhi:

India's Covid chart showed improvement today, with the country recording 33,376 cases, a drop of 4.5 per cent from yesterday. About 308 deaths were recorded during the period, according to the Health Ministry.

Active cases constitute 1.18 per cent of total cases, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate stands 97.49 per cent per cent, the Union Health Ministry said. The daily positivity rate now stands at 2.10 per cent.

Kerala added 25,010 cases and 177 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the caseload to 43,34,704 and the number of deaths to 22,303. The positivity rate rose to 16.53 per cent on Wednesday after testing 1,51,317 samples in the last 24 hours.

Maharashtra's case recovery rate stands at 97.05 per cent while the fatality rate is 2.12 per cent.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday chaired a high-level meeting on the coronavirus situation and vaccination as the Centre noted high caseloads in states like Kerala and Maharashtra to say that there can be no room for complacency.

PM Modi stressed on the need for constant genome sequencing to monitor emergence of mutants and also to ensure increased oxygen availability, said the Prime Minister's Office in a statement.

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On July 18, July 24, July 29, August 2, August 4, August 8, August 11, August 12, August 13, August 16, August 20, August 21, August 22, August 23 and August 24, August 26, August 27, August 28 and August 29, no death due to COVID-19 was recorded, as per official data.

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Aizwal district reported the highest number of fresh cases at 438, followed by Lunglei at 72 and Lawngtlai at 48.

At least 168 children were among the newly infected people, the bulletin said, adding that one patient has a travel history and the remaining 724 were found to have contracted the disease locally.

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